Calling All Anglers!

Now it’s even easier to stay up to date on the latest science and news. Just check back here for new posts every Monday.

And… calling all scientists! If you’d like to write for Hook, Line & Science about your research, please contact Scott Baker at msbaker@ncsu.edu or Sara Mirabilio at semirabi@ncsu.edu.

How Big Was the Megalodon Shark?

February 1, 2021 | Dave Shaw

New research suggests the extinct species could have been nearly 60 feet long.

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Can Bacteria in the Water Infect Us through Shellfish?

January 25, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Water sampling could help to better understand potential risks to shellfish consumers.

One Fish, Two Fish — or Was That Fish the Same Fish as the First Fish?

January 18, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Repeatedly catching the same fish could influence stock assessments.

Is Climate Change Affecting Fish in NC Waters?

January 11, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Fish larvae are entering Beaufort Inlet earlier in the year than they have before.

One-Minute Science: Do You Eat Seafood Three or More Times a Week?

January 4, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Watch this video to find out the kinds and amounts of seafood that people consume.

One-Minute Science: Do Fish Shrink After They Die?

December 28, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Watch this video about how new research suggests anglers should think twice about keeping fish close to the minimum size limit.

One-Minute Science: What Does the Invasive Lionfish Eat?

December 21, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Watch this video about how researchers assessed the diets of the invasive lionfish to determine whether the species has a preferred food.

What’s Two Years Old and Has 100 Fisheries Science Updates for Anglers?

December 14, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Hook, Line & Science celebrates its second birthday.

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Can We Use Off-the-Shelf Sonar to Count Atlantic Sturgeon?

December 7, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Low-cost technology could allow for regionwide comparisons of daily numbers of the species.

Are Fewer People Getting NC Saltwater Fishing Licenses During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

November 30, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Year-to-date totals are typical, but the changes in sales by type of license are anything but.