December 2020


Fall offers anglers a wealth of catches and we hope plenty of people will visit us this month. Black and red drum are biting, along with scattered blues, trout and puffers.

Do you have a favorite fisher in your life? Consider buying them an annual fishing pass or a marine-themed T-shirt, crazy socks, or a 4Ocean bracelet from our online gift shop this holiday season.

Walk-on sightseers, too, relish December. The transition to winter weather attracts a wide variety of waterfowl and marine mammals, such as bottlenose dolphins and whales, passing north to south.

While birdwatchers rely on spotting scopes and long telephoto lenses to spot certain species, you can usually see the dolphins and whales with just the naked eye.

In some cases, these warm-blooded animals end up on area beaches, an indication they are sick or even dying. Several members of the Jennette’s Pier staff, including point-person and educator Rachel Potts, serve as first responders to the OBX Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

They monitor the hotline number, 252-455-9654, and head out to help animals stranded on beaches from Kitty Hawk to South Nags Head. They also educate onlookers about marine mammals, which may include healthy seals who simply hit the beach to rest.

Happy Holidays!


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