Dolphins are always a delight to see. I have often seen them while sailing in Pamlico Sound (sometimes so close I could have leaned over the side of the boat and touched them), or while riding the ferries. Dolphins are most often sighted in the winter months, just beyond the breakers.
At one time, dolphins and whales were hunted in coastal North Carolina. In case you missed it, we published an article about whale and porpoise fishing on the Outer Banks in August, 2015. Click on this link to go to it: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082115.htm.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is about islanders who worked on the
water, and lost their lives at sea. You can read the Newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012116.htm.