NPS biologists conduct first sea turtle nest excavation of the 2021 season in Frisco

National Park Service (NPS) biologists with the Cape Hatteras National Seashore conducted the first sea turtle nest excavation of the 2021 summer season on Sunday, August 1, at a recently hatched nest site near ORV Ramp 48 in Frisco. Every summer, sea turtles visit the beaches of Hatteras and Ocracoke islands to lay their eggs. This […]

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Comment period opens, public hearing scheduled for various marine fisheries rules

N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission is accepting public comment on proposed amendments and re-adoption of 56 rules under a state-mandated periodic review schedule. Most of the rules pertain to sanitation standards for commercial crustacea processing procedures and contain minor updates. Amendments to three of these rules prohibit the repacking of foreign crab meat in North Carolina. […]

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High rip current risk in effect for southern OBX; Severe thunderstorms possible through Sunday night

A high risk of rip currents is in effect for southern Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island on Sunday, while severe thunderstorms remain possible through Sunday night, per a recent update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office. Rip currents remain a threat throughout Sunday for beachgoers on the southern Outer Banks, with […]

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