Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Whales in North Carolina

Whales are not a common sight in coastal North Carolina. However, every winter I hear about one or more sightings from shore. I occasionally see whales myself. Just several weeks ago two or three whales were cruising some distance off-shore. They weren't very visible, but we could see their distinctive spouting.

To learn more about these largest of all animals, come out to Deepwater Theater on February 9 at 7 pm.

Ocracoke Alive is sponsoring a fascinating free program, "Coastal Whales in North Carolina," presented by Keith Rittmaster, Natural Science Curator, NC Maritime Museum, Beaufort, NC.

For more info contact: David Mickey (252) 588-0042.

And...look for a future Ocracoke Newsletter about Whale and "Porpoise" Fishing in North Carolina. 

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is about the almost forgotten 1890 "Oyster Wars" that pitted islanders against outside business interests. You can read the article here:


  1. Is this a painting or a photograph? It is brilliant.

    1. I'm pretty sure it's a photo. I got it from the official announcement about the program.