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image: A 21 kiloton underwater nuclear weapons effects test, known as "Operation Crossroads (Event Baker)," conducted at Bikini Atoll in 1946. Credit: U.S. Army Photographic Signal Corps.

Dec 12, 2022

How Would a Nuclear War Affect Our Climate and Oceans?

Scientists ran simulations on a variety of nuclear war scenarios — and some of the potential impacts would last thousands of years. 

Nov 14, 2022

Do Self-Releasing Hooks Minimize Fish Injuries During Catch-and-Release?

A bite-shortened hook, designed to release fish without handling, shows promise. 

image: fish with tag.

Sep 19, 2022

You Caught a Tagged Fish – Now What?

Report it and claim your reward. 

Sep 12, 2022

Do Wildlife Management Areas Support Local Businesses? 

New research shows how visitors to wildlife management areas — including hunters, anglers, and boaters — make significant contributions to the local and statewide economy. 

A sand tiger shark at the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary shipwreck, off the North Carolina coast, bears battle scars inflicted during spawning season. Photo: Greg McFall/NOAA

Aug 1, 2022

Can YouTube Affect How We Think About Sharks?

As Shark Week wraps up, it’s the perfect time to consider how social media can serve as a conservation management tool when it comes to misunderstood wildlife. 

May 26, 2022

What Are the Barriers to Life Jacket Use?

Life jackets save lives, but many recreational boaters don’t wear them. Here's why. 

Mar 28, 2022

Does it Help to Look at the Big Picture When Managing Menhaden?

A new model accounts for a number of factors that influence the populations of Atlantic menhaden and other species. 

image: sunset fishing. credit: Don McCullough via CC-BY-2.0,

Feb 21, 2022

How Did Anglers Relieve Stress When the Pandemic First Hit?

They fished more. 

HLS southern flounder Image

Dec 27, 2021

Where Do Southern Flounder Go in the Winter?

Southern flounder move offshore to spawn, but their migration patterns might be more mysterious than we thought. 

Dec 13, 2021

Can Virtual Fish Collections Allow for Online Learning?

Online learning offers promise and certainly works for some subjects — but face-to-face instruction is still more effective for other types of classes.