Our Coast

  • Coastal Sketch: Keith Rittmaster

    Keith Rittmaster of Beaufort is amused by his Pelican Award for his work preserving and protecting whales and dolphins. Most of the marine mammals he encounters professionally, he notes, are already dead.

  • Coastal Sketch: Carlton Campbell

    Carlton Campbell of Cary spent much of his life in the quiet of a greenhouse or out in the marshes, slowly revolutionizing the way our salt marshes are restored, protected and preserved.

  • Catch a Glimpse of a Turtle Nest

    Visitors to Cape Hatteras National Seashore are invited along to watch rangers excavate hatched sea turtle nests. If they’re lucky, they might even see a baby turtle scurry to the sea.

  • N.C. Aquarium Turns into Turtle Hospital

    The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores last week opened its tanks to five injured or sick baby turtles, the first of the nesting season. Many more are expected.

  • Coastal Sketch: Michele Lamping, Turtle Saver

    Michele Lamping, volunteer coordinator of the Atlantic Beach sea turtle patrol for the last seven years, shares her passion for protecting the ocean creatures as they come ashore to nest.

  • Pilkeys Seek to Inspire Young Scientists

    Noted geologist Orrin Pilkey and his son Charles provide a scientific method for loving the coast in their new book, “Lessons from the Sand: Family-Friendly Science Activities You can do on a Carolina Beach.”