Even after Isabel, Ocracoke is still considered one of the top five beaches in the U.S.
Archive for May, 2004
Are upticks in shark attacks related to menhaden overfishing?
Richard Condrey, an associate professor of oceanography and coastal sciences at Louisiana State University, has a different hypothesis. Studying a blacktip nursery in a Louisiana bay, he and graduate student Kevin Barry found that the pups gorged exclusively on menhaden. That fish is popular as chicken feed, and current regulations allow massive harvests.
Condrey thinks plummeting levels of menhaden may be forcing blacktips to hug the coastline.
“Are we overlooking the obvious?” Condrey said. “Could sharks be looking for prey species but not finding them? Wouldn’t that cause them to hunt harder?”
Crochet your own beer can hats.
My Beer Is More Patriotic Than Yours
Restocking Atlantic Sturgeon in the Hudson.
Electrofishing on the Cape Fear.
The kid who flipped over his Jeep on Ocracoke last summer has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Single Malt Scotches are growing in popularity.
Of course they are. I started drinking them two years ago, and I’m always ahead of the curve.
The latest kerfluffle in the Beer Wars; Miller has filed suit against Anheuser-Busch for allegedly putting AB stickers on Miller cans in several stores.