Swing by the Conservancy next time you're on-island to discover our new animals in the aquariums. Thanks to Mark Mcgeough, a veterinarian out of Charlotte, for helping us curate this collection. When you visit you will find: Live Rock Cleaner Shrimp Horseshoe Crabs Emerald Crabs Pencil Sea Urchin Blue Crabs Astraea Turbo Snails (100 of them!) Bubble Tip Anemone Valentinni's Sharpnose Puffer Scooter...


By: Brooke Milligan, Director of Conservation Beach vitex (Vitex rotundifolia), an invasive dune species, grows rapidly, up to 33 cm vertically and 330 cm laterally with >20,000 seeds/m2 annually. Beach vitex has a very shallow root system and does not stabilize the dune, although it was once believed to be a dune stabilizer. The integrity of the BHI dune system, which is strongly correlated with the prevalence...


Notes from the Field Brooke Milligan, Director of Conservation In October, the Bald Head Island Conservancy and the Village of Bald Head Island initiated a new study examining siltation in Bald Head Creek. The study will include analyses of chemical and physical characteristics of creek sediments from the mouth to headwaters, with a focus on shoaling locales. The BHI Conservancy will be collaborating with NC State...