An aerial view of Kill Devil Hills in the Outer Banks.

Photo by Sam Bland.

New research suggests the extinct megalodon shark might have been nearly 60 feet long. Photo courtesy of N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Jimmy Morris (right) started growing shellfish in the early 1980s after shifting from a career in commercial fishing. Credit: Baxter Miller

photo by Baxter Miller