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Bangley, a doctoral student in coastal resources management at East Carolina University and Chris Hickman, a commercial fisherman for thirty-nine years in the waters around Cape Hatteras, combine their knowledge and experience to search the state's coastal waters for sharks. The two discuss how the research can benefit fisheries management.
Bangley recounts nearly twenty years of collaborative shark research between researchers at East Carolina University and commercial fishermen.
A number of sharks live in various habitats from North Carolina's estuaries to coastal waters. These include the sandbar, the most common one, sharpnose, blacktip, bull, and tiger.
In 2014 and 2015, ECU graduate student, Nina Sassano, studied the increase in jellyfish populations on the North Carolina coast. Her experiments revealed that an increase in the number of man-made structures in the water may cause jellyfish settlements to be more extreme, resulting in a higher density of jellyfish in coastal waters.
Coley Hughes is attempting to use fish ear bones to determine where a fish has gone and what tributaries provide the best environment for the fish. She does this by examining the chemical signatures in the fish’s ear bones.
Margaret Garner, a doctoral candidate in East Carolina University's Coastal Resources Management Program, is using the unique environments of the Rachel Carson Reserve to see what might happen to North Carolina's coast if sea level rise continues.