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Thousands to dip into ocean in Surf City to ring in 2020

The 18th Annual Dolphin Dip will begin at 11 a.m. on New Year's Day. 

State finds seismic testing inconsistent with coastal management policies

The N.C. Division of Coastal Management has found that a proposed seismic survey related to oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic Ocean off the North Carolina coast is inconsistent with state coastal management policies.

Local reaction after surveyors get closer to perform seismic air testing

NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service has given the green-light for five companies to move forward with the application process.

New shark species discovered in depths of the Atlantic

Lurking in the darkness with large green eyes, sixgill sharks kept their genetic secrets hidden amid the ocean depths since before the age of the dinosaurs.
Offshore drilling platform near Santa Barbara, CA. (Photo: Mike Baird / CC BY 2.0)

Trump moves to vastly expand offshore drilling off US coasts

The Trump administration on Thursday moved to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off the California coast for the first time in more than three decades.

SET SAIL: Boater conditions improve in Carolina Beach Inlet

All day long dredging is underway on the Carolina Beach Inlet. Dredging projects play a major role in maintaining both beaches and inlets.

Rip currents claiming lives of swimmers along US beaches

Rip currents have killed at least 40 people along U.S. beaches so far this year.

Researchers gain new insights on manatees in Atlantic Ocean

SAVANNAH, GA (AP) -- With the help of satellites, a group of tagged manatees is helping to reveal how the giant mammals traverse the...

Coast Guard urges boaters to obey passengers-for-hire laws

A vessel operator must have proper licensing and be enrolled in a drug consortium to accept money for providing transportation on the water.

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