Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research to install educational walking tour

Published 7:54 am Friday, February 11, 2022

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The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research (OBXCDR) has announced a new upcoming public outreach display made possible by a grant from the Outer Banks Community Foundation.

“This spring, we will be installing an educational walking tour on the Nags Head Causeway,” stated a press release from OBXCDR. “The walking tour will be available year-round to the public and focus on teaching about the ecology of Roanoke Sound. The OBXCDR will partner with The North Carolina Coastal Federation, Coastal Studies Institute, the Albemarle Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, Kitty Hawk Kites, and the Nags Head Dolphin Watch to develop five informational signs describing the sound’s resources, local research efforts, and how members of the community can contribute to conservation.”

OBXCDR is a 501 c (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of bottlenose dolphins in the Outer Banks through research and education. Through photo-identification, the group documents distinctive markings on the dorsal fins of dolphins observed in Roanoke Sound to learn more about dolphin population size, movement patterns, habitat use and ecology. These results are used to promote public outreach and education programs for the local community.

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For more information on the OBXCDR and updates on the walking tour, visit obxdolphins.org.