Researchers at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences track the migration patterns of black sea bass through various ocean habitats.
F. Joel Fodrie is a fisheries ecologist at the UNC Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Science. He grew up fishing, shrimping, surfing, knee boarding, and goofing around a lot, but he didn’t think you could have a career in the ocean. A poster on a college bulletin board changed all that. Today, he is a fish detective, revealing the secret life of fish from beneath the water's surface.
Researchers from the UNC Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences didn't catch just any fish in the net on the New River, just outside of Jacksonville. It’s a Red Drum, which just happen to be North Carolina’s State Fish.