The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service cited recent court decisions and public comments about the 2018 proposal to remove most private land in the 1.7-million-acre recovery area in Hyde, Tyrrell, Dare, Beaufort and Washington counties.
To help stranded or entangled sea turtles, call the NOAA Fisheries Sea Turtle Disentanglement Network team.
Advocacy organization Oceana says its analysis of ship speeds from 2017 to 2020 off the East Coast found most vessels exceed speed limits in areas federally designated to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales.
A new turtle excluder device requirement will go into effect next month for skimmer trawl vessels 40 feet or more in length.
Supporters can symbolically adopt a sea turtle nest this nesting season at Cape Hatteras National Seashore for a donation of $100.
For the first time in years, endangered red wolves, four adults and four pups, have been released into the recovery area in northeastern North Carolina.
Network for Endangered Sea Turtles, or N.E.S.T., is holding a Valentine’s virtual auction fundraiser that begins Friday and ends Feb. 6, featuring restaurant gift certificates, jewelry and fashion items.
A federal judge has sided with conservation groups, ruling that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must immediately resume releases of captive-bred red wolves into the management area in northeastern North Carolina.
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is asking for the public to help choose the names for two baby loggerhead sea turtles in aquarium care.
The nonprofit Network for Endangered Sea Turtles, or N.E.S.T., is hosting an online fundraising auction that ends Saturday.
The large cold-stunning event last Thursday on the central coast of North Carolina saw dozens of sea turtles in need of rescue and rehabilitation.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore reported to that as of as of Wednesday, there were 414 sea turtle nests with about 16,504 eggs, breaking the previous record from 2016 of 325 nests.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore announced Tuesday that for the third time in five years, a sea turtle nesting record has been broken, with the discovery of the 326th nest Monday.
Pine Knoll Shores police officer Nancy Montanino snapped this photo on World Turtle Day Thursday of a sea turtle while on the town’s beach. Sea turtle nesting and hatching season began May 1 and goes through October. Contact the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores if you spot any nesting turtles, or injured and dead turtles at 252-247-4003.
Six sea turtles were released Saturday after being rehabilitated for months by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island’s Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation Center at the Frisco Bath House.
There will be six rehabilitated sea turtles released Saturday morning by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island at the Frisco Bath House on Hatteras Island.