Calling All Anglers!

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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.

Where on the East Coast Do Saltwater Anglers Encounter the Most Species of Fish?

March 1, 2021 | Dave Shaw

Based on interviews with anglers, North Carolina offers a more diverse array of species than any other state but one on the Atlantic seaboard.

What’s Eating Atlantic Sturgeon Eggs and Larvae?

February 15, 2021 | Dave Shaw

It’s gut-check time. New research identifies the predators.

Man holding a red drum

Do You Want to Get Hooked on Fisheries Science?

February 4, 2021 | Dave Shaw

North Carolina Sea Grant’s six-part online evening course will provide all the fundamentals on the science behind fisheries management.

kids and teacher peer through the jaws of a megalodon shark

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.