About The Cape Lookout Studies Program
Directed by North Carolina Maritime Museum Natural Science Curator Keith Rittmaster
The Cape Lookout Studies Program (CLSP) is part of the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Baufort under the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. CLSP supports the marine biological research, conservation, and education efforts of Keith Rittmaster through four primary fields:
- Cetacean Rearticulation (bonehenge.org)
- Bottlenose Dolphin Photo-ID
- North Carolina Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program
- NC Marine Mammal Stranding Network
Bonehenge Whale Center
The overarching mission of all our projects is to serve this rare and amazing ecosystem in which we live and to instill in students, residents, and visitors that same passion to serve.
The proposed Bonehenge Whale Center in Beaufort, NC will allow us to continue to meet and exceed our goals and inspire many others. Bonehenge will be a facility for research and preparing exhibits and displays, as well as marine conservation, educational programming, outreach, publications, and stranded specimen collection/maintenance that focus on NC cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), past and present!
The initiative for the Whale Center grew out of the momentum of past volunteer-led projects and reaffirms the importance of our work and the continued support and dedication of our partners, volunteers and donors.
Give to support the research and conservation efforts of CLSP (any amount is appreciated)