• Fishermen Recover 4,270 Lost Crab Pots

    Commercial fishermen hired by the North Carolina Coastal Federation collected more than 4,200 derelict crab pots all along the state’s coast. Lost and derelict crab pots pose a navigation hazard in sounds and continue to trap and kill marine life.

  • Volunteers Join Effort to Clean Up Coast

    Volunteers up and down the state’s coast worked together on Jan. 14 to clean up litter on shorelines, a kickoff to the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s annual Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project. Erica Connery of the federation’s Wanchese office captured the action on Hatteras Island.

  • Documenting the Battle of the Atlantic

    Maritime archaeologist Joe Hoyt of NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary discusses exploration of the wreck of the Dixie Arrow, a tanker sunk off Cape Hatteras by the German submarine U-71 on March 26, 1942.

  • Tracing Nesting Sea Turtles’ Family Trees

    Mellissa Dionesotes, assistant sea turtle monitor with the North Carolina Coastal Reserve, explains how the Masonboro Island sea turtle monitoring program works, including DNA testing to identify and track family lineages of nesting turtles. Video: Robert Seagle

  • December Feeding Frenzy

    A large group northern gannets dive in a feeding frenzy at Bogue Inlet, behind the point at Emerald Isle. Gannets are pelagic birds that show up close to shore in late fall and the winter, but are rarely seen feeding landward of the barrier islands. Video: Sam Bland

  • Haunted History: USCG Station Emerald Isle

    It’s not a spirit from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” but something, perhaps the ghost of Chief Warrant Officer William Finley Piner, has rattled a few crewmen at Station Emerald Isle.

  • Hyde County Seeks Help With Flooding

    Hyde County officials showed this video to the Coastal Resources Commission during its meeting Thursday in Atlantic Beach to raise awareness about the region’s ongoing flooding problems. Click the headline for more.

  • Coastal Science: How Sea Turtles Use Sound

    Researchers from Gettysburg College traveled from Pennsylvania to the North Carolina coast this past summer to look at how the tiniest sea turtles, loggerhead hatchlings, use sound in their everyday lives. Click the headline for the full story.

  • Coastal Scenes: Ken Humphries, Artist

    Ken Humphries moved to Marshallberg in the mid-1990s to build boats after finishing college. He never left. He spends a lot of time in a tiny wooden workshop behind his home in Marshallberg, where he creates art.

  • Black Skimmmers Take Flight at Bogue Inlet

    Sam Bland captures footage of black skimmers congregate before their migration to Florida for the winter. Habitats found in inlets are important to the black skimmer, which is a species of concern. The bird can be found in North Carolina until mid-November.

  • Dune Over-Wash at Emerald Isle

    Waves wash over dunes at Emerald Isle, N.C., as Hurricane Matthew approaches the North Carolina coast Saturday, Oct. 8. Video by Sam Bland.

  • Duke Touts Climate Change Research

    Duke University says its climate change research extends from the Duke Marine Lab on the coast to the mountains, and Duke faculty and alumni play a big part in making that happen. Read more