A Harp Seal makes a visit to the Outer Banks

A Harp Seal makes a visit to the Outer Banks

The first visit for a seal to the Outer Banks for this season was made by a Harp seal who decided to haul out of the ocean in Nags Head for a bit of rest and relaxation on the beach. Under the direction of Marissa Bijarro of the NC Wildlife Resource Commission, Marine...
US Coast Guard releases sea turtles

US Coast Guard releases sea turtles

  Dr. Matthew Godfrey, NC Wildlife Resources Commission Sea Turtle Biologist has informed us that 26 turtles, mostly cold stuns from Hatteras, Lookout, and Cape Cod, plus a big loggerhead from Pea Island, were successfully transferred to the CG Cutter...
Humpback whale washes up on Southern Shore beach

Humpback whale washes up on Southern Shore beach

A Humpback whale washed up on the beach of Southern Shores yesterday. The Marine Mammal Stranding team led by our fearless leader, Karen Clark of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, fought icy waters and big winter surf to collect samples for ongoing...
Ellen Rowe helps sea turtles

Ellen Rowe helps sea turtles

Ellen Rowe lives in Northern Virginia. Her family vacations on the Outer Banks and she has had the opportunity to attend a sea turtle nest. Ellen has taken action for the survival of one of nature’s finest, the threatened and endangered sea turtles. Ellen...
COLD STUNNED KEMP’S RIDLEYS RELEASED

COLD STUNNED KEMP’S RIDLEYS RELEASED

What?? Cold stunned in October?? Well these three little guys stayed too long in New England and the New England water is too cold to release them there, after they recovered, so they were transported here to our warmer waters to be sent on the way to the Gulf Stream....