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Friday, 15 June 2012 10:20

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary June 13, 2012

*All numbers are preliminary and the data will be reviewed before they are finalized.*

Piping Plover Summary: Wilson’s Plover Summary:

Location

# Nests to Date

# Active Nests

# Active Broods

# Chicks Fledged

Bodie Island

1

0

0

0

Cape Point

10

4

1

2

South Beach

1

1

0

0

North Ocracoke

1

0

0

0

South Ocracoke

5

0

0

0

Total

18

5

1

2

 
Friday, 16 March 2012 19:47

National Park Service News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 15, 2012

CONTACT: Cyndy Holda, Public Affairs Specialist, 252-473-2111, ext. 148

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Establishes

Prenesting Areas for 2012 Shorebird Breeding Season

 

The final off-road vehicle (ORV) management plan (plan) and special regulation for Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) went into effect on February 15, 2012.  In accordance with Table 10-1 of the plan, National Park Service (NPS) Resources Management staff has conducted an annual assessment of breeding habitat for piping plover (PIPL), Wilson’s plover (WIPL), American oystercatcher (AMOY), and colonial waterbirds (CWBs), which occurred between January 30 and February 7, 2012.  Prenesting areas for PIPL, AMOY and/or WIPL have been installed by March 15 and prenesting areas for CWB sites will be installed by April 15.  The 2012 breeding habitat assessment and prenesting maps are posted on the NPS PEPC website under the Document List for the ORV Management Plan/EIS and Rulemaking project at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/parkHome.cfm?parkID=358

 

The prenesting closure areas are based on the recent breeding history of the respective protected species at the Seashore and the actual habitat conditions observed during the annual assessment.  At most prenesting areas pedestrian access is allowed along the shoreline below the ocean high tide line until such time that shorebird breeding activity is observed, then standard species-specific buffers will be implemented as described in Table 10-1.  Dogs are generally prohibited in the pedestrian shoreline access corridor below the high tide line adjacent to the prenesting closures and within any posted resource closure, but properly leashed dogs are otherwise allowed in open ORV routes and pedestrian areas. The site-specific restrictions are posted at each location and on-site signage, rather than the Google Earth map described below, is the most accurate and up-to-date indication of access status.

 

In addition, on March 15 the Bodie Island Spit seasonal ORV route from 0.2 mile south of Ramp 4 to the inlet was changed to a seasonal Vehicle Free Area in accordance with the designated ORV routes identified in the special regulation.  The area is currently open to pedestrians and the seasonal ORV route will reopen to vehicle use on September 15.  The designated year-round ORV route from 0.5 of a mile south of Coquina Beach to 0.2 of a mile south of Ramp 4 remains open to vehicles with access via Ramp 4.

 

As a reminder, March 15 marks the end of the transition period provided to allow park visitors time to obtain the ORV special use permit that is required to use the designated ORV routes.  Now that the transition period has ended, NPS law enforcement ranges will actively enforce the permit requirement.  ORV permits are available at the following locations: Coquina Beach, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Visitor Center (Buxton), and the Ocracoke Visitor Center.  The permit offices are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., year-round, seven days a week, except Christmas Day, with expanded hours on weekends and holidays during the summer season.  The cost of an annual permit (valid for the calendar year) is $120.  A 7-day ORV permit (valid from the date issued) costs $50.  Failure to obtain a permit is a petty offense under Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations.  Persons cited for violating the permit requirement have the option of paying the $150.00 fine by mail or appearing in U.S. District Court.

 

The Seashore’s interactive Google Earth map has been updated to reflect these changes. The map is available on-line at:  http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/googleearthmap.htm Note:  Pedestrian access areas, including the shoreline access adjacent to prenesting areas, are indicated by a BLUE line on the Google Earth map.

 

-NPS-

 
Thursday, 18 August 2011 14:23

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for August 11 – August 17, 2011

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:  Monitoring for migratory PIPL and other migrant avian species is being conducted on a weekly basis.

 

Preliminary Final PIPL Breeding Summary:

 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Total Nests Hatched

Total Nests Lost

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Lost Chicks

Fledged Chicks

17

0

12

5

35

0

25

10

 

 

American Oystercatcher (AMOY) Summary:  Bodie-Hatteras District fledged twelve chicks, Hatteras District fledged nine chicks, and Ocracoke fledged seven AMOY chicks.  There are no remaining nests/broods.

 

Nest #

Pair #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

GI01A

GIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

5/17

2

0

1

1

GI02

GIAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/29

UNK

2

0

0

2

GI03

GIAM03

Bodie-Hatteras

6/6

UNK

2

0

1

1

BH02

BHAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

5/20

3

0

0

3

BH04

BHAM04

Bodie-Hatteras

5/5

6/2

3

0

0

3

BH05

BHAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

6/9

7/5

2

0

1

1

BI01

BIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

5/26

6/20

1

0

0

1

HI01

HIAM01

Hatteras 

4/15

5/15

1

0

0

1

HI02

HIAM02

Hatteras

4/18

5/14

2

0

0

2

HI03

HIAM03

Hatteras

4/19

5/18

3

0

1

2

HI05

HIAM05

Hatteras

4/24

5/23

2

0

1

1

HI07

HIAM07

Hatteras

5/2

6/6

2

0

1

1

HI08

HIAM08

Hatteras

5/7

6/3

2

0

0

2

OI01

OIAM01

Ocracoke

4/18

5/18

3

0

1

2

OI02

OIAM02

Ocracoke

4/23

5/22

3

0

1

2

OI04

OIAM04

Ocracoke

4/30

5/27

3

0

2

1

OI05

OIAM05

Ocracoke

5/8

6/4

3

0

1

2

 

 

 

 

Preliminary Final AMOY Breeding Summary:

 

 Total Nests

Active Nests

Total Nests Hatched

Total Nests Lost

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Lost Chicks

Fledged Chicks

26

0

22

4

49

0

21

28

 

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWBs):

 

District

Colony ID

Location

Species

Active

Comments

Bodie

       

No active colonies

Bodie-Hatters

BHCO04

0.1 mi N of R27

LETE

Yes

Chicks and fledglings

Hatteras

       

No active colonies

Ocracoke

       

No active colonies

 

 

Sea Turtle Nests & False Crawls (this week):

 

District

Date

Species

Activity Type
(Nest or False Crawl)

Location

Bodie

 

None

   

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

   

Hatteras

8/12

Loggerhead

Nest

1.5 mi N of R38

8/14

Loggerhead

Nest

2.4 mi N of R55

8/15

Loggerhead

Nest

1.7 mi S of R55

8/17

Green

Nest

0.4 mi W of R45

Ocracoke

 

None

   

 

 

Sea Turtle Nest & False Crawl Summary:

 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Total Nests Hatched**

Total False Crawls

143*

103

40

129

*Includes eleven Green turtle nests and 132 Loggerhead nests

**Total includes only nests that have been excavated and not those in the process of hatching

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

 

None

 

Ocracoke

 

None

 

 

 

Marine Mammal Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

 

None

 

Ocracoke

 

None

 

 

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

District/
Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed

(or Removed)

Bodie

     

BI-11-001-I

1.6 mi S of R4

AMOY

(8/11)

BI-11-001-J

0.8 mi S of R4

LETE

(8/12)

WM BI-11-001

0.6 mi S of R4

Migratory PIPL

8/15

BI-11-001-K

0.6 mi S of R4

PIPL, AMOY, LETE, COTE

(8/15)

BI-11-001-R

0.3 mi S of R4

PIPL

(8/17)

Bodie-Hatteras

   

 

BH-11-003-R

0.2 mi N of R23

LETE

(8/11)

Hatteras

 

 

 

HI-11-001-R

Cape Point

PIPL, AMOY, LETE

(8/11)

HI-11-002-R

South Beach

PIPL, AMOY, LETE

(8/12)

HI-11-011-R

2.3 mi S of R38

LETE

(8/16)

WM HI-11-001

Cape Point

Migratory PIPL

8/11

Ocracoke

 

 

 

OI-11-001-R

North Ocracoke

PIPL, AMOY, LETE, COTE, BLSK

(8/11)

WM OI-11-001

North Ocracoke

Migratory PIPL

8/11

Closure Intrusions:

 

District

Date

Type of Intrusion

Location

Comments

Bodie

 

None

 

 

Bodie-Hatteras

8/11

Dog

2.7 mi N of R23

One set of dog tracks were observed within an unexpanded sea turtle closure. Nest area was not disturbed.

8/13

Pedestrian

2.0 mi N of R23

Two sets of bare footprints were observed within an unexpanded sea turtle closure. Nest area was not disturbed.

8/13

Dog

2.5 mi N of R23

One set of dog tracks were observed within an unexpanded sea turtle closure. Nest area was not disturbed.

8/13

Pedestrian

2.7 mi N of R23

One set of bare footprints were observed within an unexpanded sea turtle closure. Nest area was not disturbed.

Hatteras

 

8/11

Pedestrian, Dog

2.4 mi N of R43

Six sets of footprints and two sets of dog tracks were observed above the inter-tidal zone within the closure signage.

8/11

Pedestrian, Dog

1.1 mi S of R34

Four sets of footprints and two sets of dog tracks were observed within filter fencing at nest depression.  Nest area was not disturbed.

8/13

Pedestrian

1.5 mi S of R34

One set of footprints was observed within the filter fencing. At least five sets of footprints were observed above the inter-tidal zone within the closure signage outside of filter fencing.  Nest area was not disturbed.

8/13

Dog

0.6 mi N of R43

One set of dog tracks was observed within the filter fencing.  Nest area was not disturbed.

8/14

Pedestrian

1.5 mi N of R43

2 sets of footprints were observed above the inter-tidal zone within the closure signage.

8/14

Pedestrian

1.1 mi S of R34

6 sets of footprints were observed in the inter-tidal zone below the closure signage and 2 sets of footprints were observed above the inter-tidal zone within the closure signage.

8/14

Pedestrian, Dog

1.5 mi S of R34

8 sets of footprints were observed in the inter-tidal zone below the closure signage and 5 sets of footprints were observed above the inter-tidal zone within the closure signage.

Ocracoke

8/14

ORV, Pedestrian

0.1 mi N of R70

One set of ORV tracks were observed above the inter-tidal zone within the sea turtle closure signage.  One set of footprints were observed within the sea turtle filter fencing.  Nest area was not disturbed.

8/15

ORV

0.1 mi N of R70

One set of ORV tracks were observed above the inter-tidal zone within the sea turtle closure signage.

 

Deliberate Violations: None

 
Sunday, 07 August 2011 09:47

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for July 28 – August 03, 2011

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:  Monitoring for migratory PIPL and other migrant avian species is being conducted on a weekly basis.

 

PIPL Summary:   The two older chicks from the first brood on Bodie Island Spit fledged on 8/3 and the younger brood still has one unfledged chick.

 

Nest #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

BI01

Bodie Island

6/12

7/6

2

0

0

2

BI02

Bodie Island

6/26

7/18

4

1

3

NA

HI01

Cape Point

4/15

5/15

1

0

0

1

HI02

Cape Point

4/18

5/18

4

0

1

3

HI04

Cape Point

4/27

5/23

3

0

2

1

HI05

Cape Point

5/5

6/6

3

0

1

2

OI02

South Point

5/6

6/3

4

0

3

1

 

American Oystercatcher (AMOY) Summary:  Two single chick AMOY broods remain in the  Bodie-Hatteras District.   Bodie-Hatteras District fledged ten chicks, Hatteras District fledged nine chicks, and Ocracoke fledged seven AMOY chicks.

 

Nest #

Pair #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

GI01A

GIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

5/17

2

0

1

1

GI02

GIAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/29

UNK

2

0

0

2

GI03

GIAM03

Bodie-Hatteras

6/6

UNK

2

1

1

NA

BH02

BHAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

5/20

3

0

0

3

BH04

BHAM04

Bodie-Hatteras

5/5

6/2

3

0

0

3

BH05

BHAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

6/9

7/5

2

1

1

NA

BI01

BIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

5/26

6/20

1

0

0

1

HI01

HIAM01

Hatteras 

4/15

5/15

1

0

0

1

HI02

HIAM02

Hatteras

4/18

5/14

2

0

0

2

HI03

HIAM03

Hatteras

4/19

5/18

3

0

1

2

HI05

HIAM05

Hatteras

4/24

5/23

2

0

1

1

HI07

HIAM07

Hatteras

5/2

6/6

2

0

1

1

HI08

HIAM08

Hatteras

5/7

6/3

2

0

0

2

OI01

OIAM01

Ocracoke

4/18

5/18

3

0

1

2

OI02

OIAM02

Ocracoke

4/23

5/22

3

0

1

2

OI04

OIAM04

Ocracoke

4/30

5/27

3

0

2

1

OI05

OIAM05

Ocracoke

5/8

6/4

3

0

1

2

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWBs):

 

District

Colony ID

Location

Species

Active

Comments

Bodie

BICO01 

Bodie Spit

LETE, COTE

Yes

Nests and LETE chicks and fledglings  

GICO01

Green Island

COTE, BLSK, GBTE

Yes

Nests and COTE/BLSK chicks and fledglings

 

BHCO01B

0.7 mi S of R27

LETE

Yes

Nests and fledglings

Bodie-Hatteras

BHCO02

0.2 mi N of R23

LETE

Yes

Nests, chicks, and fledglings

 

BHCO04

0.1 mi N of R27

LETE

Yes

Nests and fledglings

Hatteras

 HICO01

Cape Point

LETE

Yes

One active two-egg nest observed, many LETE in area, no chicks or fledglings observed

HICO05

2.5 mi S of R38

LETE

Yes

One chick observed, fledglings

HICO06

1.5 mi W of R45

LETE

No

No activity observed.  The pre-nesting closure was reestablished on 8/03 to reflect inactivity of colony.

Ocracoke

 OICO01

North Ocracoke

LETE, COTE, BLSK, GBTE

No

LETE and COTE fledglings.

 

 

Sea Turtle Nests & False Crawls (this week):

 

District

Date

Species

Activity Type
(Nest or False Crawl)

Location

Bodie

   

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

7/31

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.1 mi N of R30

7/31

Loggerhead

Nest

0.8 mi N of R27

8/1

Loggerhead

False Crawl

4.6 mi N of R23

8/2

Loggerhead

Nest

2.5 mi N of R23

Hatteras

7/28

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.7 mi S of R49

7/28

Loggerhead

Nest

0.1 mi S of R49

8/3

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.9 mi S of R30

8/3

Green

Nest

3.6 mi N of R55

8/3

Loggerhead

Nest

1.8 mi S of R55

Ocracoke

8/1

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.5 mi S of R59

 

 

Sea Turtle Nest & False Crawl Summary:

 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Total Nests Hatched**

Total False Crawls

132*

125

7

123

*Includes nine Green turtle nests and 123 Loggerhead nests

**Total includes only nests that have been excavated and not those in the process of hatching

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

 

None

 

Ocracoke

7/29

Green

2.0 mi S of R72

7/30

Green

0.2 mi S of R72

7/31

Green

2.0 mi S of R72

 

Marine Mammal Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

 

None

 

Ocracoke

 

None

 

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

District/
Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed

(or Removed)

Bodie

     
 

None

   

Bodie-Hatteras

   

 

 

None

   

Hatteras

 

 

 

HI-11-002-M

1.2 mi W of R45

AMOY, LETE

7/29

HI-11-001-T

Cape Point

AMOY

8/02

HI-11-002-N

1.7 mi W of R45

LETE

8/03

Ocracoke

 

 

 

OI-11-002-J

South Point

AMOY

8/3

 

Closure Intrusions:

 

District

Date

Type of Intrusion

Comments

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

7/28

Pedestrian, Dog

Multiple sets of bare footprints and dog tracks inside sea turtle expansion and inside filter fencing 3 mi N of R23

7/28

Pedestrian, Dog

Multiple sets of bare footprints and dog tracks inside sea turtle expansion and inside filter fencing 1.3 mi N of R23

7/28

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints above high tide line throughout closure 0.2 mi N of R23

7/29

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints inside sea turtle expansion 3 mi N of R23

7/30

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints inside sea turtle expansion 3 mi N of R23

7/30

Pedestrian

A man was observed inside in the filter fencing of the turtle nest expansion 1.3 mi N of R23 standing over the nest location. He was yelling obscenities as he left the area.  There was no damage to the closure or filter fencing but it appeared that the man had urinated on the nest.  Law Enforcement searched the area but could not locate him.

7/31

Pedestrian, Dog

Multiple sets of bare footprints and dog tracks inside sea turtle expansion and inside filter fencing 1.3 mi N of R23

7/31

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints inside sea turtle expansion 3 mi N of R23

8/2

Pedestrian, Dog

Multiple sets of bare footprints and dog tracks inside sea turtle expansion and inside filter fencing 3 mi N of R23

8/3

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints inside sea turtle expansion 3 mi N of R23

Hatteras

7/28

Pedestrian

One set of bare footprints into Cape Point Pre-nest closure down Salt Pond Road.  Appeared to turn around about halfway down the road.

7/29

Pedestrian

Two sets of footprints in turtle nest expansion 2.7 mi S of R49

7/29

Pedestrian

Dog tracks in small turtle closure 0.4 mi N of R38

7/29

Pedestrian

Four sets of footprints and a set of dog tracks inside turtle nest expansion 2.1 mi S of R49

7/29

Pedestrian

Dog tracks inside silt fence of turtle nest expansion and very close to nest 2.1 mi S of R49.  Two pedestrians at waterline in closure on arrival.

7/30

Pedestrian

Three sets of footprints through closure below turtle nest expansion 0.3 mi S of R49.

8/02

Pedestrian

Observed one set of bare footprints for 20 yards into south portion of turtle nest expansion 0.1 mi N of R43.

8/02

Pedestrian

Two sets of bare footprints walked up to turtle nest and left the way they came out - 0.6 mi S of R44.

Ocracoke

7/31

Pedestrian

One set of bare footprints observed along shoreline of turtle nest expansion 2.3 mi N R67.

8/2

Pedestrian

One pedestrian walking along shoreline at turtle nest expansion 1.6 mi N of R67.

 

Deliberate Violations: None

 

 
Friday, 29 July 2011 09:55

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for July 21 – July 27, 2011

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:  Monitoring for migratory PIPL and other migrant avian species is being conducted on a weekly basis.

 

PIPL Summary:   Bodie Island Spit currently has two active broods.  The last PIPL nest on South Point was lost to unknown causes on 7/21.  

 

Nest #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

(Lost)

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

BI01

Bodie Island

6/12

7/6

2

2

0

NA

BI02

Bodie Island

6/26

7/18

4

2

2

NA

HI01

Cape Point

4/15

5/15

1

0

0

1

HI02

Cape Point

4/18

5/18

4

0

1

3

HI04

Cape Point

4/27

5/23

3

0

2

1

HI05

Cape Point

5/5

6/6

3

0

1

2

OI02

South Point

5/6

6/3

4

0

3

1

OI08

South Point

6/25

(7/21)

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

American Oystercatcher (AMOY) Summary:  Currently there is a total of three AMOY broods and twenty five fledged AMOY chicks.  Bodie-Hatteras District has three AMOY broods and nine fledged chicks.  Hatteras District has nine fledged chicks.  Ocracoke has seven fledged AMOY chicks.

 

Nest #

Pair #

Location

Date Found

Hatch Date

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

GI01A

GIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

5/17

2

0

1

1

GI02

GIAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/29

UNK

2

0

0

2

GI03

GIAM03

Bodie-Hatteras

6/6

UNK

2

1

1

NA

BH02

BHAM02

Bodie-Hatteras

4/22

5/20

3

0

0

3

BH04

BHAM04

Bodie-Hatteras

5/5

6/2

3

0

0

3

BH05

BHAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

6/9

7/5

2

1

1

NA

BI01

BIAM01

Bodie-Hatteras

5/26

6/20

1

1

0

NA

HI01

HIAM01

Hatteras 

4/15

5/15

1

0

0

1

HI02

HIAM02

Hatteras

4/18

5/14

2

0

0

2

HI03

HIAM03

Hatteras

4/19

5/18

3

0

1

2

HI05

HIAM05

Hatteras

4/24

5/23

2

0

1

1

HI07

HIAM07

Hatteras

5/2

6/6

2

0

1

1

HI08

HIAM08

Hatteras

5/7

6/3

2

0

0

2

OI01

OIAM01

Ocracoke

4/18

5/18

3

0

1

2

OI02

OIAM02

Ocracoke

4/23

5/22

3

0

1

2

OI04

OIAM04

Ocracoke

4/30

5/27

3

0

2

1

OI05

OIAM05

Ocracoke

5/8

6/4

3

0

1

2

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWBs):

 

District

Colony ID

Location

Species

Active

Comments

Bodie

BICO01 

Bodie Spit

LETE, COTE

Yes

Nests and LETE chicks and fledglings  

GICO01

Green Island

COTE, BLSK, GBTE

Yes

Nests and COTE/BLSK chicks and fledglings

 

BHCO01B

0.7 mi S of R27

LETE

Yes

Nests and fledglings

Bodie-Hatteras

BHCO02

0.2 mi N of R23

LETE

Yes

Nests, chicks, and fledglings

 

BHCO04

0.1 mi N of R27

LETE

Yes

Nests, chicks, and fledglings

Hatteras

 HICO01

Cape Point

LETE

Yes

One active two-egg nest observed, many LETE in area, no chicks or fledglings observed

HICO05

2.5 mi S of R38

LETE

Yes

One chick observed, fledglings

HICO06

1.5 mi W of R45

LETE

No

No activity observed.  Fresh raccoon tracks observed through area.  More observations will be completed to make certain of inactivity.

Ocracoke

 OICO01

North Ocracoke

LETE, COTE, BLSK, GBTE

Yes

LETE, COTE and BLSK nests and fledglings.

 

 

Sea Turtle Nests & False Crawls (this week):

 

District

Date

Species

Activity Type
(Nest or False Crawl)

Location

Bodie

7/24

Loggerhead

False Crawl

1.0 mi N of R4

7/24

Loggerhead

Nest

0.1 mi N of R4

Bodie-Hatteras

7/22

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.4 mi N of R30

7/26

Loggerhead

Nest

2.1 mi N of R23

Hatteras

7/21

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.9 mi W of R45

7/21

Loggerhead

False Crawl

1.2 mi W of R45

7/21

Loggerhead

Nest

0.2 mi E of R49

7/21

Loggerhead

Nest

2.6 mi S of R49

7/22

Loggerhead

False Crawl

1.3 mi N of R38

7/23

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.1 mi S of R43

7/23

Loggerhead

False Crawl

0.5 mi N of R43

7/23

Loggerhead

Nest

1.3 mi N of R43

7/23

Loggerhead

Nest

1.7 mi N of R43

7/23

Loggerhead

Nest

2.9 mi N of R43

7/23

Loggerhead

Nest

0.1 mi S of R30

7/25

Loggerhead

Nest

2.6 mi S of R38

7/26

Loggerhead

Nest

1.4 mi N of R38

7/26

Loggerhead

Nest

1.6 mi N of R34

7/27

Loggerhead

Nest

0.3 mi S of R44

Ocracoke

7/21

Loggerhead

Nest

0.6 mi N of R67

7/25

Loggerhead

False Crawl

3.5 mi S of R59

7/26

Loggerhead

Nest

3.1 mi N of R67

 

 

Sea Turtle Nest & False Crawl Summary:

 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Total Nests Hatched

Total False Crawls

127*

127

2

117

*Includes eight Green turtle nests and 119 Loggerhead nests

 

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

7/21

Loggerhead

0.1 mi N of R23

Hatteras

7/23

Loggerhead

0.8 mi E of R45

Ocracoke

 

None

 

 

 

Marine Mammal Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

None

 

Hatteras

 

None

 

Ocracoke

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

District/
Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed

(or Removed)

Bodie

     
 

None

   

Bodie-Hatteras

   

 

 

None

   

Hatteras

 

 

 

HI-11-002-L

0.7 mi W of R45

AMOY, LETE

7/22

Ocracoke

 

 

 

OI-11-002-I

0.9 mi S of R72

AMOY, CWB

7/25

 

Closure Intrusions:

 

District

Date

Type of Intrusion

Comments

Bodie

 

None

 

Bodie-Hatteras

7/23

Pedestrian, Dog

One set of bare footprints and dog tracks inside sea turtle expansion and inside filter fencing 1.3 mi N of R23

7/24

Pedestrian, Dog

Multiple sets of bare footprints and dog tracks inside sea turtle expansion and inside filter fencing 3 mi N of R23

7/26

Pedestrian, Dog

Multiple sets of bare footprints and dog tracks inside sea turtle expansion and inside filter fencing 1.3 mi N of R23

7/26

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints inside sea turtle expansion 1.3 mi N of R23

7/26

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints inside sea turtle expansion 3 mi N of R23

7/27

Pedestrian

Multiple sets of bare footprints above high tide line throughout closure 0.2 mi N of R23

Hatteras

7/21

Pedestrian

Four sets of bare footprints entered turtle expansion 0.1 mi N of R43

7/21

Pedestrian

Pedestrian and dog in small turtle closure retrieving frisbee 1.1 mi S of R34

7/21

Dog

Dog tracks in small turtle closure 0.4 mi N of R38

7/21

Pedestrian

Three sets of pedestrian tracks bound for the east side of large Salt Pond into Cape Point pre-nest closure, 0.1 mi S of R44

7/22

Pedestrian

One set of bare footprints near the high tide line through the South Beach closure 1.0 mi W of R45

7/22

Pedestrian

One set of footprints in turtle expansion 0.3 mi S of R49

7/22

Pedestrian

Seven sets of footprints in the South Beach pre-nest closure W of R45

7/22

Pedestrian, Dog

Three sets of pedestrian footprints and one dog track in turtle expansion 2.7 mi S of R49.

7/27

ORV

ORV drove around back side of full beach turtle expansion between string and flagged closure and “No ORV” brown carsonite 1.8 mi S of R55; corner bird sign and post broken, LE contacted and flagging replaced.  .

Ocracoke

7/24

Pedestrian, Dog

One pedestrian with a dog on leash walking along shoreline at sea turtle expansion 1.2 mi S of R59.

7/25

Pedestrian

One pedestrian walking along shoreline at sea turtle expansion 0.1 mi N of R72.

 

Deliberate Violations: None

 

 
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