March 21, 2016

   It is so easy to stay preoccupied with constant to-do lists and obligations; however, frequent immersion in the ocean points to the fact that the health of our oceans dictates our health and the health of the whole Earth. When I’m not in Randall Library or an academ...

March 19, 2016

I was taking an evening stroll along the beach in Kitty Hawk, just collecting trash and a few shells along the way and then I see it. It was just sitting on the beach about to be taken by the waves, so big and colorful, how could anyone have missed it? What was It?

A pi...

March 18, 2016

Today we leave for Charleston, SC on our third Hope Spot: Hatteras expedition! Our trip comes just after good news. Not only for us, but also our oceans!


First, if you haven't heard... OFFSHORE DRILLING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE WESTERN ATLANTIC. What a HUGE day for o...

March 18, 2016

“I’m just one person. I can’t change anything.” That’s how I felt before going on the trip to the Outerbanks. I almost didn’t go at all, but at the last minute I got inspired. And I’m so glad I went because the trip invigorated me.


The Outerbanks is one of the most bea...

March 13, 2016

After following our adventures this week, we hope all of our readers have gained a greater appreciation for the OBX and learned a little something on what makes the area offshore so special. We hope that we have inspired all of you to be a part of this movement for our...

March 13, 2016

Today started out a little gloomy. The clouds rolled in after a perfect sunny week, as we headed to Coquina Beach for a cleanup. Even on this remote beach during one of the most dead times of the year for the OBX (before tourist season), we found evidence of humans. In...

March 13, 2016

We spent this overcast, grey sky morning at Coquina Beach, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, cleaning up.While walking on a shoreline like this you can't help but feel removed from the world. You don't encounter very many people. It's just you and the ocean. There's a l...

March 12, 2016

After a one and a half hour drive through the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, we arrived at the Cape Hatteras - Ocracoke ferry. This was a new experience for all of us. As we slowly made our way across the inlet between the two islands we were in awe at this beautiful...

March 12, 2016

"Ignorance about the ocean and lack of understanding about the relevance of the fundamental ways people everywhere are connected to the sea underlie the indifference and complacency that have led to abuses imposed by people in recent years, with dire consequences to ou...

March 11, 2016

Today was one of the most successful days yet! We started the morning with breakfast at Biscuits and Porn in Nags Head (pretty good food! - and family friendly). From there, wearing our Hope Spot: Hatteras t-shirts, we headed to Jeanette's Pier to tell the folks there...

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