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In November 1996, Intersal Inc., discovered a shipwreck near Beaufort now identified as Queen Anne's Revenge, the flagship of Blackbeard the pirate. In the Autumn 2013 issue of North Carolina Sea Grant's magazine, Rhett Register looks at the projects Sea Grant has supported to help preserve and recover the famous pirate's vessel.

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A 2012 Sea Grant-funded study, An Inventory of North Carolina Fish Houses: Five-Year Update, shows fish houses are changing to survive harsh economic tides. Devika Banerji explores how they are adjusting.

Submerged aquatic vegetation, or SAV, is home to many North Carolina fishery species. Register shares a special lift-out section of , part of Sea Grant's Sustainability Series. In this four-page fact sheet, learn about the benefits of SAV to underwater structure and habitat, and how to protect this vital coastal habitat. To learn more about the Sustainability Series, visit our page.

What's in a shell? Chelsea Pierce checks in with experts to get the scoop on mollusks. She also introduces readers to Seashells of North Carolina, a popular reference guide for anyone who wants to identify shells found on the North Carolina coast.

A Sea Grant-funded statewide study published earlier this year showed that time outdoors seemed to impact African-American and Hispanic students more than Caucasians, improving environmental literacy. Kathryn Stevenson explains what is needed to build environmental literacy among middle-school students.

Amy Freitag shares results of her study of citizens and scientists collaborating on water-quality projects funded by the N.C. Fishery Resource Grant Program.

Numbers of the Indo-Pacific lionfish, first seen in North Carolina's continental shelf waters in 2000, have increased dramatically. Can fishing tournaments slow the invasion? Register speaks with the organizers of a lionfish/lobster spearfishing competition for answers.

E-Ching Lee shares Mariner's Menu recipes adapted for lionfish and Barry Nash, Sea Grant seafood technology and marketing specialist, shows how to safely clean and fillet the reef fish.


Craig Potton Publishing Coastal Fishes of New Zealand: Identification, Biology, Behaviour
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Catching WHITES -2

2004-12-18 13:02:57 by WHites

Lake whitefish generally spawn in the late autumn just prior to freeze-up in shallow water (often less than 25 feet), usually over a hard or stony bottom, but sometimes over sand. Spawning can occur under the ice in some lakes, however. What does this tell you? Well, like most fish, spent adults are hungry following the spawning season. Often the best lake whitefish catches are shortly after they spawn in the month of December, just when the ice is safe to travel on. Use caution on ice and always test the conditions. Never walk on ice that is less than four inches thick and don't drive on ice that is less than 12 inches thick


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