The Wilmington native’s Facebook group, Female Fishing Fanatics, is open to all anglers, but is specifically a safe haven for women to be able to post their catches without fear of online harassment.
UNCW researcher and Hatteras Island resident Kate Sutherland studies the chemical isotopes of the feathers from black-capped petrels, a difficult-to-study, endangered pelagic birds species.
The Kitty Hawk resident is no stereotypical fly fisher, but she may have learned a thing or two from some who were.
A quarter-century career as a state fisheries biologist may give Chris Batsavage an edge on the water, but his personal database may be his most powerful advantage.
Meg Puckett, who manages the herd for the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, knows well the challenges and the horses themselves, but she says the work never gets old.
Havelock High School teacher and soccer coach Josh Helms has been honing his angling skills since childhood, most recently exploring the art of fly fishing, and says an open mind is vital.
The coastal processes specialist with North Carolina Sea Grant recently completed her studies and stepped into the job long held by Spencer Rogers, who retired last year.
Chris Ellis of Sneads Ferry, who loves to fish and is successful at it even when others aren’t catching, advises focusing on the experience for personal growth.
The owner of WaterDog Guide Service of Beaufort serves on the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and was recently honored for his conservation ethic.
Women comprise half the science and engineering staff at the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory at the Army Corps of Engineers’ Field Research Facility, or Duck Pier, which now features a lactation room.
After the pandemic lockdown, a friend’s wedding in Madrid and a new perspective on getting outside, Luke Halton made it his mission to create a new hiking trail on the Outer Banks.
Cape Fear Academy lacrosse coach Paul Gilbert used to coach fall sports, but now autumn is reserved for fishing.
Sheba Shiver, who left a career as a clinical psychologist and returned to her family’s 50 acres in Pender County, was approved in 2021 for a conservation grant. While waiting for the money, she had more than 10,000 trees planted.
He’s a geospatial mapping specialist who has loved fishing his entire life and a former competitive angler.
Duke University marine biology professor and Duke Marine Lab Director Andy Read, who has studied marine mammals worldwide, says the diversity of marine species here is crucial to his work.
A fly fisherman since childhood in western Pennsylvania, Capt. Harry Meraklis of Kitty Hawk knows how to adapt to Outer Banks conditions.