Texas Coastal fish species

Texas Coastal fish species

Winter Whiting – Winter Fun in Texas by Ed Snyder/Outdoors Winter fishing in Texas could mean dodging 30degree snow flakes in the West Texas panhandle while fishing for “whatever” or wriggling toes in 70degree sands along the Southeast Texas Gulf waters of the Bolivar Peninsula while surf-fishing for “whatever“. My choice! Wriggling toes in the warm beach sands of Bolivar catching “whatever“. Rigged with shrimp baited surf rods we hurled our lines just beyond calm breakers to …

Demersal species of flatfish

Demersal species of flatfish

Scientific: Pleuronectes platessa . English: Plaice, European plaice. Icelandic: Skarkoli, rauspretta. For more languages see the Marine Animal Dictionary. Biology and distribution Plaice is a medium sized flatfish. It has a smooth skin as opposed to, for example, dab and long rough dab. It is easily recognized by the red or orange spots on the otherwise dark back, the underside is white. The maximum recorded size in Icelandic waters is 85 cm, but the usual size in catches is …

California inshore fish species

California inshore fish species

Commercial fishing vessels primarily use purse seines to harvest squid. They also use scoop nets in the southern California fishery. Squid fishermen often use powerful lights to attract groups of squid to the surface where they are more easily captured. The fishery takes place in northern California and southern California at different times of the year. The northern fishery season (mainly in Monterey Bay) traditionally occurs from April through November, and the southern fishery …

Coastal Maine Fish Species

Coastal Maine Fish Species

The first question in my new Sportsmen Say Survey is about this issue. Please read this column and then go to my website, select “Sportsmen Say Survey” on the website and complete the survey. Make your voice heard on this critical issue! The legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will receive a report and recommendations from Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on this issue on February 11. The Issue A management plan for wild brook trout in waters that haven’t …

Pelagic fish species List

Pelagic fish species List

As the fishing season moves from spring to summer, the Gulf Stream pushes closer to shore. It brings warm water with it, and with that warmer water come a tremendous variety of seasonal species of fish. Bonito, False albacore, skipjack and other tuna, like mahi mahi move into areas that traditionally hold coldwater fish. Over the years there have been a random tarpon caught up north. Think about that. For many anglers, these new species represent a breath of fresh air. For inshore …

Florida Coastal fish species

Florida Coastal fish species

By Tobey Curtis Do you take your young kids to a daycare or nursery? These are places where we expect our children to be, at minimum, safe and nurtured. Nurseries help ensure survival and growth to a well-adjusted adulthood. It turns out that many ocean-going fish use the same strategy for their young. It has long been recognized that numerous offshore fish, including important recreational and commercial species like bluefish, flounders, snappers, and sharks, are dependent on …

Inshore fish species New Zealand

Inshore fish species New Zealand

REVIEW: New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide by Wendy Nelson Te Papa Press, 2013 NZ RRP: $79.99 Despite their prominence in many coastal habitats, New Zealand seaweeds have until now lacked a photographic handbook of the type available for our marine invertebrates, fishes and birds. This gap has now been filled with an excellent book by New Zealand’s resident seaweed authority, Prof. Wendy Nelson of the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research and the University …

Deep sea Dragon fish species

Deep sea Dragon fish species

The acrylic sphere floats like a soap bubble in the rough waves, and I drop through the dripping hatch into my seat beside the famed ocean explorer Edith Widder. We are test-driving a new three-person submarine in choppy waters off Grand Bahama Island. Despite the rocking gusts of wind outside, Widder is serene. “Surface, surface, this is Triton, ” our pilot says. “My hatch is secure. My life-support systems are running.” “You are cleared to dive, ” a static-drowned voice replies …

Fish species North Carolina

Fish species North Carolina

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ collection of fishes contains an estimated 110, lots and over 1.5 million specimens. Currently (June 2011), 63, 178 lots and 763, 306 specimens are fully databased and searchable via the online collections link. The collection is among the largest and more diverse collections in the southeastern United States and amply documents the biodiversity of fishes of North Carolina, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Gulf Stream and the …