Ocracoke Island and other areas of the Outer Banks have seen encouraging numbers of red knots passing through on their marathon migration during the past few springs, a good sign for the shorebird species’ recovery.
Known in sportfishing lore for their spectacular leaps when hooked, Atlantic tarpon could become a catch-and-release-only species in North Carolina.
Coastal Review is recognizing Shark Week this week with a special Nature Notes on the sharks that inhabit North Carolina waters.
Dr. Richard Hilderman of Sunset Beach, where the Corps of Engineers has recently approved permits for a terminal groin, contends that responsibility for protecting the coastal environment has been placed in the hands of engineers, rather than natural resource agencies and coastal scientists.
Powerful fighters that can test any anglers’ tackle and ability to land them, greater amberjack are often called “reef donkeys.”
Alana Harrison, Hatteras Village seafood market owner and fish dealer, worries that shoaling in Hatteras Inlet will cause local commercial fishermen to relocate to neighboring fishing ports.
These predators hunt for food on the sea floor using their hog-like snouts to make meals of mollusks and crustaceans, but their sex lives are far more unusual than that of most farm animals.
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.