The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research is excited to announce a new dolphin outreach display at Jennette’s Pier! This display features a skeletal rearticulation of “Moe,” one of our well-known male bottlenose dolphins frequently observed by OBXCDR in Roanoke Sound and stranded in Beaufort, NC in March 2016, as well as educational panels to teach about “Moe’s” life and local dolphin conservation. “Moe’s” skeleton was rearticulated by the NC Maritime Museum and funding for the rearticulation was provided by the NC Aquarium Society. The educational panels were constructed by the OBXCDR and Jennette’s Pier; funding was provided by the Outer Banks Community Foundation. Come to Jennette’s Pier to see “Moe” and learn about his life and how to protect wild dolphins. Stay tuned for an unveiling ceremony date later this spring!
The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research needs your help in reporting dolphin sightings throughout the Outer Banks! Click here for more information about reporting your sightings and contributing to local dolphin research.
Dare County middle school students will be learning about local dolphin social behavior this spring! Students will use algebra to calculate association patterns for real data collected by the OBXCDR on local bottlenose dolphins in Roanoke Sound! This was made possible thanks to a grant that was recently awarded by the Dare Education Foundation to the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research, NC Aquarium, and Jennette’s Pier .
The 9th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cookoff will be held on Sunday November 4th 2018 from 12-3 pm at Ocean Boulevard in Kitty Hawk, NC! All proceeds benefit the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research. This year’s event will be sponsored by the Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital, Nags Head Dolphin Watch, Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates, Access Design, and Maxx Radio! For updates on the event, click here!
This fall, the Wells Fargo Community Connection Grant Program awarded a grant to the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research! The grant money will be used to create a fund for repairs and maintenance to our research vessel, the Li’ili’i Nai’a.
The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research was awarded a grant by the Outer Banks Community Foundation to create outreach displays about local dolphin conservation at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, NC and the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island! Click here to learn more about the signs and be sure to check out these locations this spring to learn more about the Outer Banks dolphins!
A new article about the Outer Banks dolphins has recently been published in My Outer Banks Home magazine! Click here to check it out!
The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research was recently featured in the Virginian Pilot’s The Coast. Click here for details.
Thanks to funding from the 2nd and 3rd Annual Shrimp Cook-offs and a recent grant from the First Flight Rotary Foundation, the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research has purchased a new research vessel! In February 2013, we began conducting our dolphin surveys from the Lili’i Nai’a. To get involved as a volunteer, click here!
The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research contributed articles to the North Beach Sun local newspaper about dolphin research in the Outer Banks. Read more about the Outer Banks dolphins in the North Beach Sun:
A Day in the Life of an Outer Banks Dolphin
Leaping Dolphins and Common Sense
Read about Outer Banks dolphin research in the Outer Banks Sentinel, click here.