Outlook Good for Texas Early Teal Hunting Season
AUSTIN – Texas duck hunters should see more action during the upcoming early teal season, Sept. 13-28, thanks to near record numbers of birds and an anticipated typical migration pattern. Prospects for early teal season are looking very good, especially compared to the last few years, according to Texas... Read more
Rare wahoo catch could be a first
Of all the rare sightings and catches during this warm-water summer off Southern California, there’s only one “first” that we’re aware of, and it involves the catch of a 50-pound wahoo last Saturday about 10 miles off Orange County. Eric Kim was on a tuna-fishing trip with friends aboard... Read more
Teen reels in nearly 700-pound swordfish
NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. — It’s a fish story like no other: A 17-year-old reeled in a whopper of a swordfish in Florida while fishing with his dad on Labor Day. “Biggest fish I ever measured in here was probably about 220 pounds,” said Edmund Alves. Alves was at... Read more
World’s Top Shark Attack Hotspots
Which three countries lead the world in shark attacks? Where do the most fatal attacks occur? Source: Yahoo News Read more
Ruling will provide increased funding for restoring the Texas Coast and Galveston Bay
A federal district judge in New Orleans ruled today that BP PLC was guilty of gross negligence in the actions it took leading up to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This ruling could potentially increase the total civil penalties under the Clean Water Act to... Read more
Florida fisherman reels in massive 18-inch crustacean
Just when you thought it was safe to go into the water. A massive, 18-inch crustacean was pulled from the water off a Florida dock leaving state wildlife officials not only shocked but initially scratching their heads. The scaly creature featuring multiple legs and claws was described as “striking... Read more
Why Do American Alligators Attack People, but American Crocodiles Don’t?
The Orlando Sentinel reported last month that a 300-pound crocodile died while being captured in Florida, after it apparently bit a swimming couple in a canal. Officials suspect the croc now holds an unlikely distinction: He’s believed to be the first to have bitten humans in the state Florida.... Read more
Why are these fish shooting out blue lasers with their mouth?
I wish these crazy blue laser lava spewing fish were a newly discovered species or some radioactive experiment gone wrong but they’re not. Luckily, reality is just as cool. Well, almost. The blinding light is actually a tiny crustacean called an ostracod’s defense mechanism against the translucent cardinalfish. Basically,... Read more