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.”
With little doubt that microplastics find their way into seafood, Todd Miller of the North Carolina Coastal Federation says we should be doing everything possible to reduce the amount of plastic released into coastal waterways.
Gag and red grouper are the most important for North Carolina commercial and recreational fishermen, writes columnist Robert Michelson.
Guest column: The Environmental Management Commission should enact temporary rules restoring the Department of Environmental Quality’s authority to regulate activities in wetlands that no longer require federal permits.
We can’t truly experience the natural world until we come to know the world in which we live. If not, we risk becoming alienated from it — commentary by Jared Lloyd.
Ling, sergeant fish, lemonfish, crab eater — otherwise known as cobia, this fish grows large in N.C. waters, with the state and world record weighing more than 116 pounds caught here.
One of the best places to fish for the tuna-like false albacore is off the coast of Cape Lookout says columnist Robert Michelson.
Guest columnist Lauren Kolodij shares her perspective on the life and coastal preservation mission of Frank Nesmith, “the Mayor of Bird Island,” who died in July at 93.