Turtle Watch

The Outer Banks is a rich ecosystem with many valuable components working together. As members of this ecosystem we play an important role in its success! From helping our community grow and flourish to taking care of the current members that need a little extra help. At Joe Lamb Realty we know how important marine life is which is why we strive to keep it healthy and thriving. Recently our Broker in charge rescued a beautiful 110 pound Loggerhead turtle that had beached itself in Corrola, NC and needed a ride. As a long time member of the organization NEST, he followed all protocols and immediately brought this stunning sea creature to the North Carolina Aquarium located in Manteo where there is a rehabilitation center for sea turtles, this center is referred to as STAR center (Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation ).

For all our loyal readers wondering what happened to Larry the lucky Loggerhead here is an update from Joe Lamb Realty’s Broker in charge ” The STAR center is currently evaluating the Loggerhead turtle, he is not yet eating and may have suffered from dehydration but he is in good hands and should be back to a healthy diet soon.”

We would like to encourage all of our readers to visit the STAR center located at the North Carolina Aquarium where they are currently rehabilitating 16 turtles!

Our community on the Outer Banks LOVES it’s marine life and we encourage all of our visitors and new members to jump on board and participate in organization that help to conserve and protect it such as NEST, STAR and even local beach cleanups!

Still craving more information? Take a look at this great article and video posted by the Outer Banks Voice featuring the release of 14 turtles that were recently sent to Norfolk  from the STAR center. These turtles were released into the gulf stream last week by the Coast Guard, check out the Outer Banks Voice:



Why Buy on the Outer Banks?

The Outer Banks is a gem hidden off the coast of North Carolina, steeped in history and rich with southern hospitality this unique Barrier Island offers a type of charm that is rarely witnessed in today’s world. The homes here range from the cozy classic beach cottage to the modern lavish dream home designed with all the bells and whistles. Visitor’s flock to the Outer Banks each year to enjoy the clean beaches and local fare which makes this area the perfect spot for your investment home.

On one side you have beach living, fresh local seafood and time slows down to move with the tides creating the perfect environment for relaxation. On the other side you have a community, small as it may be, the beauty is that everyone you meet knows your neighbor and greets you with a warm southern smile. Whether you’re interested in buying to live in or investing in a vacation rental home that you may one day retire in , the Outer Banks is the perfect location for your next big purchase! Call on our agents today to see what’s currently available, if we don’t have exactly what you’re looking for we will be sure to contact you when it becomes available.