The University of North Carolina Wilmington recently gifted its north Atlantic gray whale specimen to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Maritime Museum readies for first ‘Boo-Fort’ Halloween
N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort kicks off its inaugural “Boo-Fort” Halloween at 11 a.m. Friday with a talk on Maritime Myths and Legends at the museum, followed by activities at Gallants Channel Annex.
Southport Maritime Museum debuts tactile maps
The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport has begun offering tactile maps of the facility to allow visitors with low-vision or who have blindness to access the site independently.
Sgt. Williams named Marine Patrol Officer of the Year
Sgt. Odell Williams has been named the North Carolina Marine Patrol Officer of the year for 2021.
Southport’s Maritime Museum opens LGBTQIA+ art exhibit
N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport will have on display this summer an exhibit featuring work from the LGBTQIA+ communities whose art intersects with the maritime community.
Southport Museum Fine-Tunes ASL Tour
The N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport hosted state Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing staff who gave feedback on the newly offered American Sign Language tour.
New Academy Serves NC Shellfish Farmers
There will be a second chance in September for those interested in mariculture to take the North Carolina Shellfish Farming Academy, which launched in June with its inaugural sessions at Carteret Community College.
NC Seafood Featured in New Poster Series
North Carolina Sea Grant has released a new series of downloadable seafood posters designed for retailers that showcase kitchen-tested recipes from Mariner’s Menu, the program’s seafood recipe and resources site.
Symposium to Focus on Reconstruction in NC
The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Southport is set to host a symposium April 4 on North Carolina and South Carolina during Reconstruction.
Oyster Nursery Aims to Improve Lives, Water
Susan Hill, co-owner of Down East Mariculture in Carteret County, explains how her oyster nursery helps marine life, honors local history and supports the community.
Lookout Pursues Dark Skies Designation
Officials at Cape Lookout National Seashore, in conjunction with the Crystal Coast Stargazers Club, plan to seek the park’s designation as an International Dark Sky Park.
Roanoke Island Aquarium Goes Green
The state Department of Environmental Quality has certified the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island as a N.C. Green Travel destination for its sustainability goals to reduce energy use, landfill waste and overall impact on the environment.
Wreck Uncovered on Hatteras Beach
The wreck of what may be an English ship that stranded in February 1883 was found this month on the beach across from the Wreck Tiki Bar and Food in Hatteras Village.
Southport Museum to Hold Hurricane Series
The N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport will begin a hurricane series Monday and will be held once a month through hurricane season and to mark the 65th anniversary of Hurricane Hazel.
Hatteras Museum to Hold Hurricane Talks
The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras is hosting a hurricane talk series June 20, July 18 and Aug. 15 focusing on documenting disasters with area photographer Daniel Pullen.
April 12 Symposium to Highlight Whales
Whales found here, historic hunting practices and marine mammal conservation will be the focus of the fourth annual North Carolina Whales and Whaling Symposium in Beaufort.