Can Migrating Fish Bypass Dams and Locks?

December 9, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Yes, by using “fishways” — but with varying degrees of success....

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What Are the Most Popular Blogposts of the Year from Hook, Line and Science?

December 2, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Fish shrinkage, invasive lionfish appetites, and cobia movement were our most popular topics as North Carolina Sea Grant's Hook, Line & Science blog celebrates its first year. ...

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What Fish Species Live in the Surf Zone?

November 25, 2019 | Dave Shaw

At Wrightsville Beach, 84 different fishes use the surf zone....

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Do Cobia Return to their Summer Spawning Habitat?

November 18, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Electronic tagging reveals the answer....

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What Happens to Plastic Trash?

November 4, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Researchers found “microplastics” in 59 of 60 samples in near-shore waters....

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What’s in Our Fish — and Our Gators?

October 28, 2019 | Dave Shaw

New research looks at whether PFAS — perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances — are accumulating in our wildlife....

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Can Living Shorelines Lessen Erosion from Boat Traffic?

October 21, 2019 | Dave Shaw

It depends on how much water they allow to pass through them....

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Looking for a Good Local Spot for Spot?

October 7, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Stick with a winner. Some juvenile saltmarsh fishes reoccupy the same areas for weeks and even months....

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How Do Anglers and Non-Anglers Differ When They Hire a Boat?

September 30, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Research shows that regardless of whether people fish, they share some similar tastes in chartered trips — but the findings also reveal how charter companies might hook more non-anglers....

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Did 2018’s Hurricanes Curtail NC Saltwater Angling?

September 23, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Last year, the total recreational catch declined for North Carolina anglers — but they still pulled in nearly 79 million fish....

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