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On the Water


New committee on marine resources and aquaculture chaired by Hanig

A new standing committee in the North Carolina House will deal with legislation about marine resources and aquaculture. Steve House, Dare County commissioner, commented on ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy.

Four projects detailed for Waterways Commission

Long-term planning recommendations are before Dare County’s Waterways Commission. The draft document, dated December 2020, was prepared by commission staffer and Dare’s project manager Brent ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy.


Otters on Pea Island

A romp of North American river otters was seen recently on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Otters move easily through water, powered by a muscular tail ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.


Managing dredge material review at Dare’s waterways commission

Members of the Dare County Waterways Commission reviewed a draft report on managing dredge material. The comprehensive report was presented by the Ken Willson, senior ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy.


Visitors can now see Olive the otter at North Carolina Aquarium

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island has invited guests to meet Olive, the aquarium’s newest North American river otter. “Olive has become accustomed to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.


N.E.S.T. holding virtual Valentine’s fundraiser

Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.) is holding an online silent auction to raise funds. In lieu of the in-person event typically held every spring, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

oregon inlet

Dredging schedule set for Oregon Inlet

Oregon Inlet has a dredging schedule for February and March. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredge Merritt, a side caster, is the only Corps ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Mary Helen Goodloe-Murphy.

outer banks forever

Outer Banks Forever receives new capacity building grant from National Park Foundation

Outer Banks Forever, the local nonprofit partner of the Outer Banks national parks — Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

magnificent frigatebird

The magnificent frigatebird, a rare visitor to the Outer Banks

The magnificent frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) is a rare Outer Banks visitor. It feeds on squid, fish, jellyfish, hatchling turtles, young beach nesting birds and crustaceans (shrimp, crabs, ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Federal report says pandemic hit seafood industry hard

The coronavirus pandemic has taken away about a third of the commercial fishing industry’s revenue, according to a federal report released January 15. The National ... Read more

1 month ago by Associated Press.

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