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recovery

NCCF fishing gear recovery project complete

The Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project, led by the North Carolina Coastal Federation in January, involved 60 commercial watermen and women who worked throughout the northeast and ... Read more

7 days ago by Contributed.

cedar island

Ferry routes between Swan Quarter, Cedar Island and Ocracoke suspended due to shoaling

The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division announced it is suspending all service on the Pamlico Sound between Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Ocracoke through Monday, ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

field trip

Learning about the sea with virtual field trip

Jennette’s Pier educator Jenna Livernois teaches a virtual field trip for several second grade classes at Northside Elementary School in Elizabeth City on a recent ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

right whale

Births among endangered right whales highest since 2015

By Russ Bynum, Associated Press North Atlantic right whales gave birth over the winter in greater numbers than scientists have seen since 2015, an encouraging ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Associated Press.

flounder

Marine Fisheries Commission amends sector allocations for southern flounder plan amendment

The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission voted to amend the previously adopted sector allocations for Amendment 3 to the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

cedar island

Alternate Pamlico Sound ferry schedule extended through April 12

The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division is extending the alternate schedule on the Pamlico Sound between Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Ocracoke through ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Jennette's Pier

Beach dive just south of Jennette’s Pier

Scuba divers John McCord of Coastal Studies Institute and Mark Keusenkothen of East Carolina University swam out to a sandbar just south of Jennette’s Pier ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Ancient coins may solve mystery of murderous 1600s pirate

By William J. Kole, Associated Press A handful of coins unearthed from a pick-your-own-fruit orchard in rural Rhode Island and other random corners of New ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Associated Press.

overtime

Hull flipped on latest Bayliss, the 67’ Overtime

Overtime, the newest 67-foot vessel by Bayliss Boatworks, is sitting right side up after a successful hull flip earlier this month. “Construction began on Overtime ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

sea turtles

New rules designed to protect sea turtles from inshore shrimp nets postponed

By Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press New rules designed to keep endangered and threatened sea turtles from drowning in some inshore shrimp nets are being postponed, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Associated Press.

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