David Hild, along with his son James and friend Jadon Midgett, enjoyed a beautiful morning at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Fishing and Crabbing Rodeo during a past event. (photo: USFWS)

Pea Island Fishing And Crabbing Rodeo Celebrates Great Outdoors Month

Come join your friends and neighbors for the annual Fishing/Crabbing Rodeo on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, June 10 from 9am to noon.  This is one of the most looked-forward-to annual events for families...

A tagged juvenile loggerhead sea turtle swims freely among the sargassum. (photo: John McCord, UNC Coastal Studies Institute)

UNC CSI Releases Turtles In Gulf Stream As Part Of Tracking Initiative

Researchers at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released juvenile and adult sea turtles into the Gulf Stream in partnership with the North Carolina Aquarium...

Mike Muglia prepares to deploy an ADCP along the continental shelf off Cape Hatteras.

UNC CSI To Host Gulf Stream And Continental Shelf Water Exchange Lecture

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on the Gulf Stream and the exchange of continental shelf water into the deep ocean part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture...

An adult Green Heron looks for prey. (photo: Jeff Lewis)

UNC CSI To Host Outer Banks Birding Lecture

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on North Carolina’s Outer Banks birding as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series, held monthly, highlights information on...

Natural and man-made treasures found after an Outer Banks hurricane.

UNC CSI Hosting Lecture on Beach Combing Biology

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on North Carolina’s beachcombing as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series, held monthly, highlights information on coastal topics...

UNC CSI Hosting Lecture on Pharmaceuticals in Coastal Waters

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture this month on pharmaceuticals and personal care products in coastal waters as part of its “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series,...

"Lunch Tiime" by Nancy Haddock

Photography Art Expo Opening At Roanoke Island Wildlife Refuge

The National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island is hosting a series of Wildlife and Wetlands of Eastern North Carolina Art Expos throughout the year, and the next Expo will open with an...

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Expand Conservation

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks public input on its proposal to expand the acquisition boundary for Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge. “The Roanoke River corridor offers  important bottomland hardwood habitat to many...

The students, faculty, and staff of the 2016 UNC Outer Banks Field Site.

UNC Outer Banks Field Site Students To Present Research Project

The eleven UNC-Chapel Hill students who have been studying and conducting research at the Outer Banks Field Site (OBXFS) since August and will present their findings at a public Capstone presentation at 2pm on...

Dr. Michael Piehler obtaining samples from a North Carolina oyster reef.

UNC CSI to Host Oyster Reef Research Lecture

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on oyster reef function research as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series, held monthly, highlights research on coastal...

Join us next Thursday, September 29 at 7pm for a fun and educational presentation about humpback whales, a Hawaiian Sanctuary, and the joys of volunteering. (photo: Terry Mitchell)

Wildlife Refuge Hosting Humpback Whale Program

 On Thursday night, September 29th at 7pm at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center for an intriguing program about Humpback whales and the Humpback Whale Sanctuary in Maui.   Refuge Volunteer Terry Mitchell also volunteers...

National Park Service To Present Science Workshop

Cape Hatteras National Seashore will conduct a science workshop to evaluate factors affecting shorebirds and sea turtles on Seashore beaches. The workshop will take place from September 26-27, 2016 at: Ramada Plaza Nags Head...

UNC CSI To Host Science Lecture On Sustainable Coastal Gardening

 The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on sustainable coastal gardening and as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series this month.  This series, held monthly, highlights research...

Earth Fair OBX Returns To Jockey’s Ridge, Nags Head

You are invited to come and celebrate Earth Day on the Outer Banks at Jockey’s Ridge State Park and participate in a variety of engaging activities at Earth Fair OBX V. For the 5th...

UNC CSI To Host Lecture On Sea Level Rise

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on sea level rise as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series, held monthly, highlights research on coastal topics...

National Park Service Outer Banks Campground

National Park Service Announces Cape Hatteras 2016 Campground Season

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that the Cape Hatteras National Seashore camping season will be expanded for 2016. All four campgrounds, Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, Frisco, and Ocracoke...

Mattamuskeet sunset (photo: Keith Ramos/USFWS)

Mattamuskeet Refuge Helping Neighbors Impacted By Excessive Rainfall

Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful place to visit, but it’s much, much more.  Mattamuskeet is a place for wildlife and a place for people to enjoy wildlife and wildlands.  Mattamuskeet is also...

Downy Woodpeckers can be spotted in the winter months. (photo: Jeff Lewis)

UNC CSI Hosting Winter Gardening And Birdwatching Lecture

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on sustainable winter gardening and birdwatching as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series, held monthly, highlights research on...

Underwater archaeology researchers on the site of the São José slave ship wreck near the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. Photo courtesy Iziko Museums.

UNC CSI to Host Slave Wrecks Project Archaeology Presentation

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute is hosting a maritime heritage themed lecture entitled “The Slave Wrecks Project”, as part of the ongoing “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  The lecture will be held at...

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Chief Ranger Boone Vandurza. (photo: National Park Service)

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Welcomes New Chief Ranger

The National Park Service Outer Banks Group of national parks welcomes Daniel “Boone” Vandzura to the park leadership staff as the Chief Ranger of the Visitor & Resource Protection Division. Daniel “Boone” Vandzura began...