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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Garbagemen of the Beach: Ocean City Seagulls
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Garbagemen of the Beach: Ocean City Seagulls

Seagulls: if you frequent Ocean City, or pretty much any beach around the world, you probably hate them. If you’ve ever stayed at a hotel on the boardwalk,…

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Creature Feature: A baby sloth for Salisbury
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Creature Feature: A baby sloth for Salisbury

No, they’re not native to our peninsula (but wouldn’t it be cool if they were?!). Unlike most Creature Features, this one is about the newest addition to the…

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Creature Feature: Dolphin watching on the Shore
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Creature Feature: Dolphin watching on the Shore

Probably the most popular animals to frequent the Ocean City region, dolphins are a favorite of both children and adults, capturing our hearts with their creaky door-sounding calls…

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Creature Feature: What’s the deal with horseshoe crabs?
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Creature Feature: What’s the deal with horseshoe crabs?

If you’re familiar at all with the Atlantic Ocean and its ecosystem, you probably already know a little about horseshoe crabs. At the very least, you know that…

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