A mother dolphin and calf in Roanoke Sound. Photo, Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research

A mother dolphin and calf in Roanoke Sound. Photo, Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a pretty stressful year. At least for humans it has. For Mother Nature though? Maybe not having quite so many humans around has been beneficial.

It seems there is a mini-boom in births.

According to the folks at the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research, they’ve noticed a couple of newborns in a group that is near Oregon Inlet. That’s great news.

Dolphin calves spend up to five years with their mother for protection and learning some life skills.

Meanwhile up in Carova, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund reported that Alex was born last week. That’s foal number five for this year.

All of this is a great reminder of a couple of things.

First of all, things keep on moving forward. Nature somehow always seems to find a way to figure out how to keep going.

Dolphins and Horses Make Outer Banks Unique

It also highlights one of the most marvelous things about the Outer Banks. There are houses lining our beaches; our highways are filled with traffic again this summer. But the fact is, the Outer Banks exists very closely with the nature.

There are places where the natural world seems so remote, so distant that it’s hard to picture anything more exotic than a sparrow in a tree.

The Outer Banks is the antidote to that—a place where dolphins swim in the sounds and regularly put on a show just off our beaches.

In Carova nature continues to take its course. A few horses leave the herd and few more are born. And these magnificent symbols of the history of our country live the life they were meant to live.

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