This story explores Bonehenge, a marine mammal conservation center in Beaufort, NC. I spent time with Keith Rittmaster, a local marine scientist, who was spearheading the project. At the time of our interview (July 2018), he was working out of a small trailer at the site of the new building. The trailer was being used as both his office space and storage for his thousands of artifacts including the pieces of the whale skeleton that was intended to be displayed from the ceiling of Bonehenge once it was complete.
To date, the center hasn’t quite yet opened but is very close. It was a wonderful experience getting to know Mr. Rittmaster as well as learning about the marine mammals in our area, the dangers they face due to human pollution and what Rittmaster and others like him are doing to try to lessen the potential negative impact humans have on the dozens of species that call the Crystal Coast home.
Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/2OHWrkc.