SATURDAY, AUGUST 02, 2014  
UNC-CHAPEL HILL BIOLOGIST ENLISTS ANGLERS TO HELP WITH DRUM
By Sarah Wheeler
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MOREHEAD CITY UNC-Chapel Hill biologists tagged and released two red drum at the same location in the New River estuary on the same day. A year later, the fish were 450 miles apart one within 3 miles of the release site and the other in Delaware.

That two fish of the same species would act so differently surprised Joel Fodrie, a biologist at the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences and lead scientist on a project to study the movement of red drum and black drum, two species prized by recreational and commercial fishermen.

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