Flatfish Don’t Start Out Flat

Scott J. Walker, Ph.D. | Biologist | CCA Marine Development Center | Corpus Christi
Of all the different groups of fishes in the world, flatfishes (flounder, sole, halibut, turbot, plaice and tonguefish) are arguably...

Shark Tagging

Ashley Roesner | Summer Intern | TPWD Dickinson Marine Laboratory
Longline offshore fishing trips with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Coastal Fisheries employees are some of the most thrilling...

Dynamics of a Salty Regime

Holly Grand | Fisheries Technician | Upper Laguna Madre Ecosystem Field Station, Corpus Christi
Formed about 2,500 years ago, the Laguna Madre is situated between the Texas mainland and Padre Island. It is characterized...

How Old Is That Fish?

Jason Ferguson | Fisheries Biologist | Lower Laguna Madre Ecosystem Field Station, Brownsville
I typically receive several questions each month from anglers who want to know the age of a fish they have...

Sea Center Texas WANTS YOU

Mary Helen Israel | Volunteer | Sea Center Texas, Lake Jackson
Sea Center Texas has one of the most versatile and active volunteer groups in the Texas Parks and Wildlife system....

Tigers In The Gulf?

Ya Sheng Juan, Ph.D. | Aquaculture Liaison/Inspector | Lower Laguna Madre Ecosystem Field Station
The Asian black tiger shrimp is spreading through the Gulf of Mexico, and the presence of this nonindigenous shrimp has...

More Than Meets the Eye...

Brian Bartram | Fisheries Biologist | Aransas Bay Ecosystem Field Station, Rockport
We've all heard the clich, "A picture is worth a thousand words." In the fisheries world, this mantra holds especially...

Stocking the Future

Paul D. Cason | Hatchery Team Leader | Perry R. Bass Marine Fisheries Station
Fish hatcheries and stocking hatchery-reared fishes into saltwater ecosystems to supplement wild populations (stock enhancement) have been used as a...