Humpback whale frees itself after grounding off Duck

By on June 1, 2016

A humpback whale was able to swim away Wednesday morning after grounding for nearly two hours off the Ocean Crest Way beach access in Duck.

Denise Walsh, director of public information, marketing and events for the Town of Duck, said the cetacean was spotted in the surf near the Southern Shores town line around 10:30 a.m., and freed itself at 12:12 pm.

“It was a great feeling to see the whale break free of the sandbar and rejoin the two whales sighted off shore waiting during the ordeal,” Walsh said.
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County Dare, North Carolina
Dare County Tourism Board

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Visitors Bureau will hold a public meeting to review the plans for an Outer Banks Event Center. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Keeper’s Galley building at Haven on the Banks, 115 Dove Street, Nags Head North Carolina 27959.

Still in the conceptual phase, the Event Center is intended to provide suitable and flexible space for year-round events, concerts, sports, meetings, smaller tradeshows, galas and any number of other uses. Learn more about the benefits for visitors and residents and how the Event Center is planned to complement the new Soundside boardwalk that is being designed.

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions. For additional information, please visit our Event Center FAQ page.


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