It’s that time of year, when North Carolina’s migratory fish species — river herring, Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon and American eel — are making their annual trips upriver to spawn.
We’re making some changes around here, improvements needed for more flexibility and responsiveness in delivering the news of the North Carolina coast that you have come to expect and trust, along with a nod to our past.
Sea mullet, whiting, roundhead, hard head, hake — the three species of kingfish in North Carolina waters are known by numerous names, not all befitting a king.
Bluefish are lightning fast with a protruding, powerful jaw full of sharp, serrated teeth known to blitz, or aggressively feed in a group, on baitfish like menhaden, anchovies and Atlantic silversides.
A mother seeking safety in the U.S. from Hitler’s army gives birth to a baby boy born in a lifeboat off Cape Hatteras in 1942, after surviving a torpedo attack.
Guest commentary: North Carolina has too much to gain from wind industry to let disinformation from Texas grid failure go uncorrected.
Former Gov. James Hunt’s 20-year-old goal of protecting from development 1 million acres in North Carolina by 2010 was finally achieved late last year.
So many different crustaceans and shellfish can be found in North Carolina waters, but some species, including bay scallops and some lobsters, are lower in abundance.
They might be relatively small — even jumbo shrimp — but shellfish and crustaceans are valuable fisheries in North Carolina, worth millions of dollars each year.
Columnist, nature photographer and retired state park superintendent Sam Bland is back from a cross-country adventure, guided home by familiar coastal beacons.
Guest columnist Kenneth Chestnut shares the history of Camp Oceanside on Topsail Island, which was established in the 1950s for Black youth.
In the second of a series, columnist Chuck Roe, former director of the N.C. Natural Heritage Program, looks at the origins and growth of land trusts in North Carolina.
Underwater photographer and columnist Robert Michelson illustrates the habits and management of “the relatively unknown ocean bass called the black sea bass.”
Columnist Chuck Roe, former director of the N.C. Natural Heritage Program, reflects on the origins of conservation in the Tar Heel State and the challenges ahead.
Underwater photographer Robert Michelson continues in the second of a two-part series to explore the world of sea jellies and their relatives in North Carolina waters.
Robert Michelson explains in the first of a two-part series why jellyfish are “some of the coolest looking creatures that live in North Carolina’s waters.”