• 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.

Cape Lookout Updates

Written by Keith_Rittmaster. Posted in Uncategorized

No damage from Hurricane Earl.

of our cumulative totals.
 
Bottlenose Dolphin Photo ID  ~  In the summer we usually see dolphins, especially moms and calves, in the Newport River but this summer we have seen very few dolphins there. We don’t know why.We were out doing photo ID 6 days with 2 sightings total. We identified 16 dolphins. Nan went to Manteo,NC to collaborate and identify more of the dolphins that spend time in both our areas. She saw some of the dolphins that spend winters here.

Our Dolphin License Plate Sales have gone up slightly from the last quarter but are down from 2005 – 2006.

We received donations from Kim Merrels and Sea Stewards.
Marine Mammal Strandings  ~  On August 2nd, a freshly dead emaciated lactating dolphin was brought in from the Neuse River. We knew her as “Roto 8” NCMM #3567. She had a stingray spine in her abdominal cavity. but it was not likely the proximate cause of death. She was part of the April, 2006 Beaufort, NC captures.
Keith is currently part of a film crew here in Beaufort, NC. Maybe more later, or it may have to stay a secret.

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