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Cape Point closed, update on nesting shorebirds

On Saturday, May 23, Cape Point, the popular fishing destination on Hatteras Island, was closed to protect two American oystercatcher chicks. A protective buffer for ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

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North Carolina Coastal Federation has new oyster farm demo site in Wanchese

The North Carolina Coastal Federation now has its own oyster farm demonstration site in Wanchese. The half-acre site is set up in Broad Creek just ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

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Nesting loggerhead sea turtle found dead, likely hit by vehicle

Cape Hatteras National Seashore reports that at 5:30 a.m. Monday Morning, May 25, CHNS staff found a dead loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) on the ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

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Dolphin washes up on Kitty Hawk beach

A female dolphin has washed up near Balchen Street in Kitty Hawk. Karen Clark with the Marine Mammal Stranding Network said the dolphin stranded late ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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‘Share the Shore’ with beach-nesting birds this season

Before hitting the beach this summer, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission advises that visitors should remember to “share the shore” with beach-nesting birds, giving ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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NC Coastal Federation offers new virtual learning opportunities

The North Carolina Coastal Federation is offering new ways to learn about the coast virtually. The organization recently published two webpages, a Distance Learning Lab ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Captain of the Port reopens Port of Morehead City

The Port of Morehead City has been returned to the Seasonal Alert port condition and is reopened to all vessel traffic. All mariners are advised ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Request for comments: Proposed modifications to South Atlantic red snapper fishing seasons

NOAA Fisheries requests comments on the proposed rule for Regulatory Amendment 33 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Division of Marine Fisheries seeks comments on draft spending plan for federal Hurricane Florence relief

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is seeking input from the public on a draft spending plan for $7.7 million in federal fisheries disaster aid for Hurricane ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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Status of operations at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh and Wright Brothers National Memorial

For the purpose of staying healthy while following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and Dare and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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