Where do Assateague ponies get their names?
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Where do Assateague ponies get their names?

Gokey Gogo Bones, Bodacious Bob, Sarah’s Sweet Tea, Johnny’s Star… The Assateague Horse ID app will tell you a lot about the island ponies, including their names, but…

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Creature Feature: The Secret Life of the Atlantic Ghost Crab
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Creature Feature: The Secret Life of the Atlantic Ghost Crab

In honor of the time of year, this month’s Creature Feature focuses on a tiny, seemingly harmless crustacean that was once described as an “occult, secretive alien from…

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Creature Feature: Exploring Assateague’s Marine Life
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Creature Feature: Exploring Assateague’s Marine Life

Driving onto Assateague from the Maryland side on Route 611, the Assateague Island Visitor Center appears to the right of the road before you cross the Verrazzano Bridge.…

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Maryland Bird-Watching After a Storm
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Maryland Bird-Watching After a Storm

Birders, keep your eyes wide open after Hurricane Florence hits: After a major storm, you’re more likely to see rare migrant birds where they wouldn’t normally be spotted. …

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Creature Feature: Ocean City’s Sea Lice Outbreak
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Creature Feature: Ocean City’s Sea Lice Outbreak

Itchy rashes, a “prickling” feeling in the ocean, discomfort under the bathing suit: Maryland’s Eastern Shore is currently in the throes of a sea lice outbreak, and if…

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Creature Feature: Ocean City, White Marlin Capital of the World
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Creature Feature: Ocean City, White Marlin Capital of the World

Get your rods, reels and tackles ready — The White Marlin Open returns for its 45th year August 6 – 10, with purse money expected to exceed $5…

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Creature Feature: Red fox sightings abound
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Creature Feature: Red fox sightings abound

It seems like red foxes have been everywhere this winter. I saw a few for myself in Assateague this January, where they were out playing and leaping around…

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Creature Feature: It’s almost seal season
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Creature Feature: It’s almost seal season

Seal season in Ocean City is typically late December – May, so don’t be surprised if you’re walking along the beach and spot a seal chilling in the…

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Creature Feature: Maryland’s first sea turtles
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Creature Feature: Maryland’s first sea turtles

A small (but incredible) discovery  At the end of September, a dole of about 100 baby loggerhead turtles emerged from their eggs and began their journey from the…

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Creature Feature: Assateague vs. Chincoteague horses
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Creature Feature: Assateague vs. Chincoteague horses

A tail of two herds You’ve probably heard the terms “Assateague ponies” and “Chincoteague ponies” used interchangeably, so if you’ve ever gotten the two confused or just flat-out…

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