• They have a lot more to teach us.

    We've learned a lot with your help. But there's still so much we need to know to protect our wild dolphin neighbors.

    Give to dolphin research at the Cape Lookout Studies Program.

  • Sea Turtel sick and injured from fishing line

    You can stop this.

    Protecting marine wildlife is within your reach.

    When you give to put monofilament recycling bins within reach of conscientious boaters and anglers.

  • Harbor seal in need

    Save lives, reduce suffering, learn more.

    It's a win, win, win – when you support our Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

    Please give generously to the Cape Lookout Studies Program.

  • Cetacean Studies

    Inspire curiosity.

    What does it take to get students interested in science and conservation? Your help.

    Please give generously to support Cetacean Studies and the Bonehenge rearticulation project.

Bottlenose dolphin rearticulation

Bottlenose Dolphin skeleton “Josie”

On December 22, 2009, and adult female bottlenose dolphin stranded on Ocracoke, NC.  Staff, students and volunteers from the NC Maritime Museum, NCSU Center for Marine Sciences and Technology, Carteret Community College, Duke Marine Lab, NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, East Carteret High School, and the NOAA Beaufort Lab were involved in the stranding response, necropsy, bone preparation, and skeletal rearticulation.  Named “Josie”, the skeleton was installed in the lobby of NCSU CMAST in May, 2016.

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