Wayne Hoggard, NOAA NMFS SEFSC / Image ID: fish2730, NOAA's Fisheries Collection

Rest Easy ENC, Shark Attacks Are Very Rare

Last summer, a string of eight shark attacks along the North Carolina coast made headlines across the nation. A Camp Lejeune Marine bitten in the arm and right hand, and another man in his 60’s airlifted to Greenville for multiple bites to his rib cage, hips, lower leg and both hands. Back-to-back unprovoked attacks on Oak Island severely injured a 12 year old girl, and then 90 minutes later, a 16 year-old boy on the same stretch of beach. Both teen’s arms had to be amputated, hers at the...
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Jay Mead, Discovery Diving

Two Vessels Sunk To Bolster Artifical Reef Off Beaufort Inlet

On May 6th, two tug boats were sunk about 10 nautical miles off the North Carolina coast at the site of an existing artificial reef. The vessels now rest in about 63 feet of water and are already attracting divers and marine life. Mac McKee speaks with President of the Eastern Carolina Artificial Reef Association Debby Boyce about the project and how it benefits the environment and aquatic ecosystem.
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