As of the end of August, Cape Hatteras National Seashore has had a total of 373 turtle nests recorded.
Groups remind public: Disturbing sea turtle nests a crime
Whether deliberate vandalism or accidents, sea turtle monitoring volunteers have seen incidents of tampering this season, a violation of federal law that could result in a $50,000 fine and jail time.
NOAA proposes expanding right whale protections
NOAA is asking for public comment on proposed changes that would expand mandatory speed restrictions for vessels to reduce the likelihood of collisions with north Atlantic right whales.
Endangered crocs have new home in Pine Knoll Shores
The critically endangered Orinoco crocodile hatchlings can be viewed when their exhibit, Journey to the Orinoco, opens this month at the N.C. Aquarium.
Ocean Isle group works to protect sea turtles year-round
Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization volunteers work year-round, not just on World Turtle Day, to protect sea turtles, especially during nesting season.
Fish and Wildlife Service asks for help in red wolf death
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the successful prosecution in the death of the protected red wolf found in Tyrrell County last month.
Annual ‘Adopt A Sea Turtle Nest’ program underway
Support Cape Hatteras National Seashore by symbolically adopting a sea turtle nest this season.
Whales’ rebound in Australia a success story: Duke biologist
Conservation biologist David Johnston at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort says Australia’s recent decision to remove humpback whales from its endangered species list is a conservation victory and pivot point.
3 NC marine life facilities get federal COVID relief funding
The North Carolina Aquariums of Pine Knoll Shores and Roanoke Island and the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue were selected for shares of the $1.6 million in funding.
NC efforts offer cold-stunned sea turtles second chance
Aquariums, state agencies and volunteer organizations work together every winter to rehabilitate sea turtles that get caught close to shore when temperatures plunge.
Prospects improve for effort to save wild red wolves in NC
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is ramping back up the endangered red wolf recovery program, which had struggled amid declining political support and increasing cases of wolf shootings, poisonings and vehicle strikes.
Red-cockaded woodpecker rules comment period reopens
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the public comment period on proposed changes to red-cockaded woodpecker protections under the Endangered Species Act after the Trump administration had moved to roll them back.
NOAA seeks input on possible sea turtle bycatch measures
NOAA Fisheries is holding virtual webinars on sea turtle bycatch measures being considered for the Atlantic croaker, longfin squid, and summer flounder fisheries.
Beachgoers asked to look out for cold-stunned sea turtles
Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials are asking residents and visitors to keep an eye out for cold-stunned turtles.
The weary diamondback terrapin’s latest foe: phragmites
The diamond terrapin population, which has not fully recovered from the turtle soup trend of the late 19th century, faces a new challenge to its survival: phragmites.
Feds withdraw plan to scale back red wolf protections in NC
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.