PCS Phosphate Tries to Sneak Sulfur Burning Plant Into Morehead City

Something downright dirty is happening in the Morehead City Port, and it could potentially impact one of the most active parts of the North Carolina coast.  PCS Phosphate, a division of Potash Corporation, is apparently trying to sneak a sulfur burning plant into Morehead City,…

Get Psyched for Tidewater ’12

Hope you’ve all enjoyed my brief time off as much as I have.  While I don’t necessarily consider blogging to be work, the two tend to coincide more often than blogging and vacation.  So in that spirit, let’s get back to work.  I’ll make my…

AES 2011 Day 4

Today marked the last official day of shark talks at JMIH/AES, though there will still be plenty of bony fish a reptile talks tomorrow.  Most likely I’ll be exploring Minneapolis, and then it’s time for the long trip back and a little mini-vacation.  Tonight is…

AES 2011 Day 3

Time for the recap of day 3 of JMIH/AES 2011.  Read on below the jump…

AES 2011 Day 2

It’s day 2 of JMIH/AES, and, as usual, there were too many great talks for me to go through them all.  Make sure to check WhySharksMatter and labroides on Twitter to fill in some of the gaps, and if anyone else is reading this and…

European Dogfish Updates

Still up in Massachusetts doing a little dogfish tagging, but we’ve taken a couple days off to recuperate and let the weather finish clearing up.  It’s already been much better weather and far more productive than the last time we came up, and I’ll have…

New Pier on the Block

  I just got back from a nice, much-needed weekend in the Outer Banks, and had an opportunity to check out the latest addition to the Nags Head coastline.  Jennette’s Pier has a long history among Outer Banks fishing piers, but was blown away shortly…

NOAA Asks Fishermen to Release Makos

NOAA/NMFS has released a statement asking commercial fishermen to release mako sharks caught alive.  They also ask that fishermen report where the makos are released so they can update their information on mako movements and distribution.  The reason for this is that stock assessment research…

Spiny Dogfish Can Still Be Finned in Oregon

Tip o’ the hat to Jen for bringing this to my attention.  Oregon is among the states putting through bans on the trade and sale of shark fins.  However, looking at the legislation itself, I can’t help but notice a key part.  The legislation explicitly…

Carcharhinus plumblinkus

Quite a bit of interesting stuff happening since the last bit of linkage.  Let’s do this. The biggest news has obviously been that U.S. forces have finally taken out Osama Bin Laden.  This was verified by positively identifying the body using DNA, which many were…