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#1 taldridge0321

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:00 AM

Doing a little brackish water collecting in Emerald Isle, NC. Naked Goby maybe?Emerald+Isle_+North+Carolina+_84_.JPG



#2 taldridge0321

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:00 AM

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#3 taldridge0321

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:01 AM

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#4 taldridge0321

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:01 AM

I believe these are juvenile Bluefish. Large mouth and teeth. Emerald+Isle_+North+Carolina+_15_.JPG



#5 taldridge0321

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:02 AM

There were lots of Mummichog and Sheepshead Minnows. Striped Mullet were taken with cast nets. Emerald+Isle_+North+Carolina+_39_.JPG



#6 taldridge0321

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:03 AM

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#7 mattknepley

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 12:27 PM

Dang, is no fish safe from AquaTim?!
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#8 zooxanthellae

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 02:45 PM

Doing a little brackish water collecting in Emerald Isle, NC. Naked Goby maybe?Emerald+Isle_+North+Carolina+_84_.JPG

 Agreed.

 

I believe these are juvenile Bluefish. Large mouth and teeth. Emerald+Isle_+North+Carolina+_15_.JPG

Definitely bluefish. 

 

 

I know exactly where you took these photos, It's the boat ramp behind the church. Did you fish in those ponds next to the ramp? The northern most population of sailfin mollies were collected right there. 



#9 taldridge0321

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:48 PM

 Agreed.

 

Definitely bluefish. 

 

 

I know exactly where you took these photos, It's the boat ramp behind the church. Did you fish in those ponds next to the ramp? The northern most population of sailfin mollies were collected right there. 

Yep, that's the spot. I didn't try the ponds darn it.



#10 taldridge0321

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:51 PM

Dang, is no fish safe from AquaTim?!

Haha, I met up with an old Marine buddy and we needed bait because he wanted to fish. So, I had an excuse to get my waders and nets out...



#11 dmarkley

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:14 AM

 Agreed.

 

Definitely bluefish. 

 

 

I know exactly where you took these photos, It's the boat ramp behind the church. Did you fish in those ponds next to the ramp? The northern most population of sailfin mollies were collected right there. 

Are these mollies native to there?  Or were they introduced?


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#12 zooxanthellae

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 10:49 AM

Are these mollies native to there?  Or were they introduced?

 

Although I've not sequenced them, I'm fairly confident that they are native. The northernmost reported populations are in the Cape Fear basin, roughly two hours south, but I've encountered them in the summer in a few places between Emerald Isle and the Cape Fear basin. They are interesting for their cold tolerance, and for the fact that I've never found any large, "sailfin" males here, only smaller, less impressive guys. 





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