April 2019

SPRING MEANS WHALES, WEDDINGS & WATER CYCLES

Signs of spring suggest the march of migrating fish will begin any day now. Typically, shad and northern puffers lead the way, arriving from the south of our 1,000-foot concrete ocean-fishing pier, followed closely by feisty bluefish, croaker, sea mullet and trout. We’ll keep everyone informed on our Fishing Report.

More interested in sightseeing? Grab a bench and watch the marine mammals at play. Almost every day, visitors can spy dolphins frolicking near the pier, but occasionally, whale spouts dot the sea surface.

These behemoths lumber north, back to feeding grounds after wintering in warm Caribbean waters where they mate and produce calves. It’s certainly a thrill to see them pass close by. But if you come across a marine mammal stranded on the beach, don’t touch it. Instead, call 252-455-9654 for assistance.

Inside the Pier House this month, our Education Department will host thousands of public school students who learn all about renewable energy, water cycles and, yes, how to catch fish!

Upstairs in Oceanview Hall, weddings are scheduled as our reservation calendar reveals yet another busy year. The Facility Rentals staff strives to keep things running smoothly with dozens and dozens of events booked all the way to the holidays.

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