What Causes Boaters to Wear Life Jackets?

January 6, 2020 | Dave Shaw

In general, the riskier the conditions, the more likely boaters are to wear life jackets.

When Do Spotted Seatrout Succumb to Winterkill?

December 30, 2019 | Dave Shaw

How cold is too cold for spotted seatrout?

Will Consumers Spend More for Local and Eco-Friendly Seafood?

December 23, 2019 | Dave Shaw

People are willing to pay for local and eco-labeled seafood.

Who Do Anglers Trust?

December 16, 2019 | Dave Shaw

It depends on whether they want information about fisheries — or about what they should buy. Learn more in Hook, Line & Science!

Can Migrating Fish Bypass Dams and Locks?

December 9, 2019 | Dave Shaw

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

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.

What Fish Species Live in the Surf Zone?

November 25, 2019 | Dave Shaw

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

Do Cobia Return to their Summer Spawning Habitat?

November 18, 2019 | Dave Shaw

Electronic tagging reveals the answer.

Top left: Three prominent ocellated spots form a triangle on the body of Gulf flounder. Top right: On summer flounder, five ocellated spots form a pattern like the five side of a die. Bottom: Southern flounder have non-ocellated spots. Courtesy of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries

Can You Identify North Carolina’s Three Species of Flounder?

November 11, 2019 | Dave Shaw

It turns out, most anglers can’t. Luckily, NCDMF has some tips.

What Happens to Plastic Trash?

November 4, 2019 | Dave Shaw

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