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Feb 1, 2021

How Big Was the Megalodon Shark?

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

Nov 9, 2020

Have You Heard My Fish?

Scientists are working together to track 104 fish and sea turtle species in coastal waters. 

Nov 2, 2020

Do Anglers Fish in Areas Closed to Fishing?

Despite patrolling and education efforts, an Australian study shows that illegal fishing still occurs — and at predictable times. 

Aug 24, 2020

Where Can I Find Quick and Free Info about Fish Stocks?

The new NOAA Fisheries Stock SMART Tool provides easy online access to current and historical data on federal stock assessments. 

Aug 10, 2020

Are Catch-and-Release Deepwater Fish an Easy Meal for Sharks?

Can shark appetites undermine the use of descending devices as a conservation strategy? A research team led by one of the scientists who appeared on SHARKFEST, Marcus Drymon of Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant, decided to find out.   

Apr 20, 2020

What Attracts Blacktip Sharks to Fishing Piers?

Research shows the number of anglers makes a difference. 

Aug 12, 2019

Can Scientists Use Drones to Count Sharks and Rays?

The answer is yes — at least in ideal conditions. 

Jul 29, 2019

Are Sharks and Other Highly Migratory Fish Populations on the Decline?

Water temperature matters when estimating the abundance of large, open-ocean predators. 

Dec 17, 2018

Can Sand Tigers Survive Catch and Release?

Classifying the number and release condition of correctly identified sharks is more important than ever.