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Ahh, summer. Sunshine, beach days, relaxation, outdoor fun and… bugs. Bees, wasps, moths, and all manner of other insects seem to be everywhere this time of year. But did you know these flying, crawling little organisms serve a very important role?

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There are two favored ways pier fishermen use to catch a cobia — sit and wait with your pin rig all day long or see one swimming by and cast to it. Last week at Jennette’s Pier, anglers had luck doing both.

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Summer is here, and with it comes our summer visitors both on land and in the ocean. One of the most popular summer visitor is the Spanish mackerel. It is a very popular local fish and excellent on the table.

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Through Sept. 4, guests at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island can wander into prehistory to find five species of life-sized dinosaurs along the winding paths of the aquarium’s Nature Trail. They move, they roar, and they’re ready to meet you.

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The Outer Banks are known for its offshore fishing and yellowfin tuna are one of the most sought after species. Yellowfin tuna landed on the Outer Banks are smaller than their cousins the bluefin tuna. They are highly prized for their flesh which is wonderful grilled, sashimi or sushi.

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The Outer Banks has an undeniable connection to the ocean. How can you not when the ocean is right at your back door? The NC Aquarium is excited to join in the global celebration of World Oceans Day on Friday, June 8, with a day of activities, games, crafts for kids, and educational opportunities.

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Jessica Taylor has a passion for dolphin research and she keeps busy year round operating the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research (OBXCDR), a nonprofit organization that studies bottlenose dolphins in the Roanoke Sound.

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Following Highway 12 south the water warms with each mile driven, the unrelenting breeze a silent promise to all those making the trip. License plates and salt-smattered cars suggest overnight voyages with the hopes and anticipation of scoring the perfect day on the water. Kites are unpacked…

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This summer, the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island is giving a big welcome to some BIG visitors. From May 26 through Sept. 4, aquarium guests can wander into prehistory to find five species of life-sized dinosaurs along the winding paths of the aquarium’s Nature Trail. They move, they roar, and …

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Shrouded in more legend and mystery than discernible fact, Edward Teach — better known as Blackbeard — has maintained his reputation as one of the most fearsome pirates to set sail in naval history. Despite his fearsome reputation, the legendary pirate only exists in British records for fewe…

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In the late-19th century, more than 800,000 bushels were being harvested from North Carolina waters and shipped to New York and California. By 1994, only around 119,000 bushels of oysters were being harvested.

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The door to new adventures recently opened for students across the state. Field trips, programming, and outreach opportunities became easier for teachers in North Carolina’s Title I schools thanks to the Aquarium Scholars grant program. More than $69,000 were distributed to teachers across t…

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A trip to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is never complete until guests experience the Graveyard of the Atlantic habitat and the largest collection of sharks in North Carolina.

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Although “going green” trends surfaced years ago, staff at Jennette’s Pier continues to take strides to educate the public about conservation. In addition, our Green Team initiatives include monthly beach sweeps for litter, stepped-up recycling efforts and educating anglers about fisheries s…

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Each winter, Megan Lambert and her family shelve their surfboards and skimboards and turn their attention north and west. They travel to snow-covered mountains and indulge their passion for gliding along smooth surfaces.

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Gazing out across the emerald waters, the turbines quietly churning away, the air seems to have a different feel. Whispers of cooler days to come, mornings with the promise of favorable winds, ideal surf and — along with it —those who seek to gain all that the sea has to offer.

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Breakdown any and every material and cure what ails you all in the same breath. But that’s how it goes on this little slice of heaven we call home. She gives us of her bounty and, like a scorned lover, can take it all away within the blink of an eye.

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Sailors and wooden boat aficionados will have a chance to share tales and talk boats at the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum's 6th Annual Wooden Boat Show.

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The year was 1951, and as summer began to slowly drift away like a late morning fog, five friends set out from Scarborough’s Garage in Nags Head for walk a to the beach.

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The ocean, beaches and all things related are obvious draws to the Outer Banks. Less apparent, but equally compelling for many, is the lure of 18 holes in an attractive setting.

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Attention seafood lovers: Day at the Docks — a celebration of the Hatteras Village community, heritage and living traditions of local waterman — is set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16, in Hatteras Village on Hatteras Island.

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As a surfer you meet heaps of people. With some people you stay connected in the water, and with some the experience is more fleeting. And then there are those who stick with you no matter where you go. Mickey McCarthy was one of those people. At the mere mention of his name, a smile broaden…

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When it comes to surfboards, these days the options are as varied as the flavor of potato chips. Seriously. There are shortboards, longboards, step-ups, big wave boards, fun shapes, twin fins, quads, some with more rocker, some with none, some for traveling, others just for fun.

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The Surfalorus Film Festival will bring an eclectic array of local, regional, national, and international surf films to the Outer Banks when it returns for its sixth year September 21-23.

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Some call it a lifestyle — days lived in accord with the sea, the tide, the wind. Other days, it feels disjointed and chaotic, with howling winds shearing the crest of each wave and along with it any hopes of catching “just one more.” Sometimes your efforts are in vain, while other days the …