Could northeastern North Carolina’s natural resources be the key for boosting the region’s economy?

This eastern North Carolina wildlife refuge protects and preserves habitat for a variety of wildlife, including red wolves, American alligators, black bears, red-cockaded woodpeckers and a variety of migratory birds. Fishing, hunting, paddling, wildlife observation, photography, environmenta…

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Earlier this month, volunteers with Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.) stood on a Nags Head beach to ensure the about-to-hatch baby sea turtles in nest #1 safely made their way to the Atlantic Ocean.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore stretches 70 miles from Nags to Ocracoke Island, protecting a huge portion of the Outer Banks from development and preserving habitat for native wildlife. A great variety of outdoor recreation is available here, including swimming, beach combing, hunting, fish…

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.

Currituck County offers a treasure trove of spots that should not be missed. Visitors to the Outer Banks should not miss the opportunity to check out some of the highlights.

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.

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.

The nonprofit Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research — which studies bottlenose dolphins in Roanoke Sound — was awarded a $4,580 grant earlier this year for its ongoing research.

What do you like to eat for lunch? Fish? Sure! Clams? Perhaps! What about mice? Hmmm….maybe not! But for the animals at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island, mice or other creatures found in the wild are part of a regular healthy menu. Each day, guests can watch staff feed animals at the aquari…

Currituck County offers a treasure trove of spots that should not be missed. Visitors to the Outer Banks should not miss the opportunity to check out some of the highlights.

Currituck County offers a treasure trove of spots that should not be missed. Visitors to the Outer Banks should not miss the opportunity to check out some of the highlights.

Calling all watermen, fishermen and sirens! Join us on our beautiful Soundside Pier at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island to practice your fishing skills to reel in a big one and learn about Actinopterygii, or ray-finned fishes, that swim around the Outer Banks.

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…

Jennette’s Pier is the longest public pier in North Carolina. It stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean 1,000-feet.More than 185,000 customers enjoyed fishing, sightseeing, an educational class or wedding reception visiting in 2016.Anglers have the opportunity to target plenty of different At…

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.

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:

Nineteen aquariums across the United States — including of all three N.C. Aquariums and Jennette’s Pier — have joined forces and created a new Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) to address one of the gravest threats facing ocean and freshwater animals: plastic pollution.

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 …