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2015 GREAT TUNA RACE IS READY TO GO!

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The Great Tuna Race is a two-day scientific fishing event organized by the Recreational Responsible Fishing Association in collaboration with WWF and IGFA (www.igfa.org), and will begin on May 16, 2015 in Blanes (Girona, Spain). The Great Tuna Race is a citizen-science event consisting of responsible fishing tournaments where giant bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean […]

Trouble in Louisiana’s sportsman’s paradise

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Though southern Louisiana rarely endures the nastiness winter dishes out to most of the nation, it still gets cold enough across coastal marshes to give even the hardiest speckled trout lockjaw. Die-hard speck anglers generally hang up their popping corks and topwaters and spend January and February oiling reels and changing line—except those who fish […]

Atchafalaya Basin: Uniquely Louisiana

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South Louisiana is covered with swamps. Spanish Moss-draped cypress trees, drooping willow-lined bayou banks, mucky, murky backwaters and palmetto-laced ridges make up as much of the landscape as sugar cane fields, oak-tree bottoms, towns and cities. The swamps go by uniquely Louisiana names like Maurepas, Des Allemands, LaBranche and Bonnet Carre. While all of Southern […]

Blood samples show low stress indicators after tagging with the OCEARCH method

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As shark biologists, we often need to get up close and personal with sharks in order to attach tags and collect necessary samples to answer critical questions about shark migrations, physiology, fisheries interactions, reproductive biology, etc.  Over the years, scientists have developed various methods of capture and handling, which often involve removing sharks from the […]