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Precautionary measures implemented to protect birds at North Carolina Aquariums

In response to cases of avian influenza recently found in eastern North Carolina wild birds, precautionary measures will ...


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Vessel grounds near south end of Ocracoke Island

A 55-foot yacht named the Vivens Aqua grounded at Cape Hatteras National Seashore near the south end of ...



Applications for NC Sea/Space Grant joint graduate fellowship now open

North Carolina’s Sea Grant and Space Grant programs are now accepting applications for the one-year graduate research fellowship. This fellowship of up to $10,000 ...

Rodanthe Bridge


Rodanthe Bridge nears completion, variance needed from CRC

The Rodanthe Bridge now under construction is “almost finished.” The 2.4 mile bridge is structurally complete, reports Pablo ...

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Bay scallop harvest opens for Core Sound on Jan. 24

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation SF-2-2022 opens the season to the commercial and recreational harvest of bay scallops from ...

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Pound nets proclamation now in effect

North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation M-3-2022 implements the pound net closure period in all Internal Coastal Waters except for Albemarle ...

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NOAA Fisheries announces new online permit application system

NOAA Fisheries is offering a new online permit application system. Starting Feb. 1, 2022, the agency will no ...

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore caution near Oregon Inlet boat ramps, marina

Cape Hatteras National Seashore recently issued a special use permit to the U.S. Coast Guard to perform intermittent ...


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Erika Young joins NC Sea Grant as education specialist

Erika Young has joined North Carolina Sea Grant as the coastal and marine education specialist. “Education is a ...


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COVID-19 cases and exposures affect Hatteras ferry schedule through Monday

Due to the increase in COVID cases and exposures among crew and staff, the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route will be running ...

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