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Saturday, 09 April 2011 15:30

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for March 17 – April 6, 2011

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:

 

Observations

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tues

Weds

17-Mar

18-Mar

19-Mar

20-Mar

21-Mar

22-Mar

23-Mar

Oregon Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cape Point

5

2

0

4

2

6

12

South Beach

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Overwash

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N. Ocracoke

7

3

0

NS*

3

9

9

S. Ocracoke

27

18

18

NS

15

9

9

Observations

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tues

Weds

24-Mar

25-Mar

26-Mar

27-Mar

28-Mar

29-Mar

30-Mar

Oregon Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cape Point

2

8

0

0

9

11

3

South Beach

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Overwash

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N. Ocracoke

11

NS

8

0

0

8

2

S. Ocracoke

0

NS

0

7

7

8

7

Observations

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Mon

Tues

Weds

31-Mar

1-Apr

2-Apr

3-Apr

4-Apr

5-Apr

6-Apr

Oregon Inlet

5

3

11

6

0

0

8

Cape Point

10

8

11

7

9

NS

10

South Beach

0

0

0

0

1

NS

0

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

NS

0

Hatteras Overwash

0

0

0

0

0

NS

0

N. Ocracoke

3

4

2

10

10

NS

14

S. Ocracoke

6

16

8

22

7

2

4

*NS-Not surveyed

 

           

 

PIPL Summary:  Scrapes have been documented and breeding behavior has been observed on Cape Point and South Point.  Scrapes have been documented on South Beach.  No nesting has been documented yet this year.  

 

Wilson’s Plover (WIPL) Summary: No breeding activity has been observed from the WIPLs observed on South Point.

 

American Oystercatcher (AMOY) Summary:  Seventeen of last year’s twenty three pairs have returned to CAHA.  Six of the eight known breeding pairs have returned to the Bodie/Hatteras District.  One individual’s mate has not yet been documented and another individual has paired up with a new mate.  Nine of the eleven known breeding pairs have returned to the Hatteras District. Two individual birds from known breeding pairs have returned, but their mates have not yet been documented.  Two of the four breeding pairs have returned to the Ocracoke District.  Two individual’s mates have not yet returned and both have been observed with new potential mates.

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWBs): No breeding colonies have formed yet.

 

Sea Turtle Nests & False Crawls:  None.

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

 

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

 

 

Hatteras

4/6/2011

Green

1.3 mi S of R55

Ocracoke

3/29/2011

Green

2.0 mi S of R72

3/31/2011

Green

1.7 mi S of R72

 

Marine Mammal Strandings:

 

District

Date

Species

Stranding Location

Bodie

 

 

 

Bodie-Hatteras

20-Mar

Harbor Porpoise

0.4 mi S of R23

20-Mar

Harbor Porpoise

0.5 mi N of R27

27-Mar

Harbor Seal

0.2 mi N of R30

Hatteras

17-Mar

Harbor Porpoise

1.0 mi S of R55

22-Mar

Bottlenose Dolphin

0.1 mi S of Frisco Pier

23-Mar

Harbor Porpoise

0.6 mi N of R49

29-Mar

Common Dolphin

3.0 mi S of R38

4-Apr

Common Dolphin

Cape Point

Ocracoke

 

 

 

 

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

District/
Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed

(or Removed)

Bodie

 

 

 

GI-11-001

Green Island

AMOY/CWB

3/18/2011

Bodie-Hatteras

 

 

 

BH-11-001

0.8 mi South R27

AMOY

3/16/2011

BH-11-001-A

0.5 mi North R30

AMOY

3/18/2011

Hatteras

 

 

 

HI-11-001-A

0.4 mi S of R44

PIPL

3/18/2011

HI-11-005

Between R43 & R44

AMOY

3/18/2011

HI-11-002-A

0.6 mi W of R45

AMOY

3/21/2011

HI-11-006

Sandy Bay

AMOY

3/23/2011

HI-11-007

3 mi S of R38

AMOY

4/3/2011

Ocracoke

 

 

 

OI-11-002-A

1.5 mi S of R72

AMOY

3/20/2011

OI-11-003

0.6 mi S of R68

AMOY

3/26/2011

OI-11-002-B

0.3 mi S of R72

AMOY

3/31/2011

 

 

Closure Intrusions:

District

Date

Type of Intrusion

Comments

Bodie

 

 

 

Bodie-Hatteras

 

 

 

Hatteras

3/17/11

Pedestrian

Four sets of pedestrian tracks were observed in the South Beach pre-nesting closure.

3/28/11

Dog

At 0920 two visitors entered the Cape Point resource closure after being informed they were not allowed to take their dog into the protected area.

4/1/11

Pedestrian

Two pedestrians entered the AMOY closure between Ramp 43 and Ramp 44.

Ocracoke

4/1/11

Pedestrian

One pedestrian found inside AMOY closure shelling the shoreline.  The pedestrian was educated and asked to leave the closure.

4/2/11

Pedestrian

At 1120 one female visitor was collecting shells inside of N.OI pre-nesting closure. 

4/3/11

Pedestrian

Two sets of footprints were found entering the pre-nesting closure on the beach by the ferry parking lot.  The prints appeared to be that of an adult and child.  The prints entered the pre-nest closure about 10 feet and exited from the same location.

4/6/11

Dog

Large breed dog prints were found entering the South end of the AMOY closure for Gr14/GrN7.  The tracks entered into the closure about 20 feet and were found exiting the closure near the dunes.

 

Deliberate Violations: None

 
Friday, 18 February 2011 19:17

National Park Service News Release

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  DATE:   February 18, 2011

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

         2011 Pre-nesting Closure Information Available to the Public

 Superintendent Mike Murray announced today that the Cape Hatteras National Seashore 2011 pre-nesting closure summary description and maps have been released and are available to the public on the PEPC website under the Interim Protected Species Management Strategy project at:

 http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=358&projectID=13331&documentID=39239

 Park natural resource staff conducted the annual assessment of piping plover (PIPL) breeding habitat and identified prenesting areas based on current habitat conditions and consideration of PIPL breeding activity in recent years.  The pre-nesting areas will be established by March 15, 2011 in accordance with the consent decree.  Temporary resource protection areas are established to protect threatened and endangered species, including piping plovers and sea turtles, and for species of concern, including American oystercatchers and colonial waterbirds (terns and black skimmers).

Visitors are reminded that pets must be physically restrained at all times on a leash no greater than 6 feet on all National Seashore beaches.

 For more information, call 252-473-2111 ext. 148.

                                    -NPS-

 
Thursday, 09 September 2010 16:19

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for August 26– September 8, 2010 

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

 

Due to Hurricane Earl, there was not a weekly report last week. This report, covering the last two weeks is the final report for 2010. The annual species reports will be available in January 2011.

 

Final Piping Plover (PIPL):  

 

Location

Total Pairs

Total Nests

Nests Hatched

Nests Lost

Total Chicks Hatched

Chicks Lost

Chicks Fledged

Bodie Spit

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cape Point

6

6

6

0

21

6

15

South Beach

1

1

1

0

1

1

0

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N. Ocracoke

1

1

1

0

3

3

0

South Point

4

7

3

4

8

8

0

CAHA TOTALS

12

15

11

4

33

18

15

 

Final American Oystercatchers (AMOY):  

 

Location

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Nests Hatched

Nests Lost

Total Chicks Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

Green Island

3

0

2

1

6

0

2

4

Bodie District

2

0

1

1

1

0

1

0

Bodie/Hatteras District

5

0

4

1

10

0

5

5

Hatteras District

12

0

9

3

22

0

4

18

Ocracoke District

6

0

5

1

9

0

6

3

CAHA TOTALS

28

0

21

7

48

0

18

30

 

 

 

Final Colonial Waterbirds (CWBs):

 

Final nest numbers will be available in January.

 

Sea Turtle Nests (New Nests Past Two Weeks):

 

Bodie District Nests:

None the past two weeks.

 

Bodie District False Crawls:

None the past two weeks.

 

Bodie Hatteras District Nests:

8/26- A green sea turtle nest was found 1.2 mi S of R23.

9/6- A loggerhead sea turtle nest was found 0.5 mi N of R27.

 

Bodie Hatteras District False Crawls:

None the past two weeks.

 

Hatteras District Nests:

8/28 - A green sea turtle nest was found 2.5 mi N of Ramp 55.

8/29 - A green sea turtle nest was found 0.4 mi W Ramp 49.

 

Hatteras District False Crawls:

9/5 – A loggerhead false crawl was found at 2.1 mi N of Ramp 34.

 

Ocracoke District Nests:

8/26 – A loggerhead sea turtle nest was found 0.86 mi S of Ramp 72.

 

Ocracoke District False Crawl:

None the past two weeks.

 

New nests past two weeks: 5 (Hatteras – 2, Bodie - 2, Ocracoke - 1)

Total nests to date:  153 (Hatteras – 86, Bodie - 18, Ocracoke - 48)

New false crawls past two weeks: 1 (Hatteras – 1, Bodie - 0, Ocracoke - 0)

Total false crawls to date:  115 (Hatteras – 74, Bodie - 7, Ocracoke - 34)

Nests hatch past two weeks: 20 (Hatteras – 17, Bodie - 2, Ocracoke - 1)  

Total nests hatch to date: 75 (Hatteras – 37, Bodie - 11, Ocracoke - 27)

 

Hurricane Earl

Prior to the Hurricane Earl coming up the East Coast, park staff consulted with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and decided to relocate all sea turtle nests 35 days and older if it appeared they might be in danger from the storm surge.

 

In Bodie/Hatteras District, one nest out of the eight nests (at that time) in the district was relocated.  One nest which had been in the ground less than 35 days was completely washed out.  One nest has hatched in the district since Earl.

 

In Hatteras District, 13 nests out of the 50 nests remaining (at that time) in the district were relocated.  Eight nests, including some of the relocated nests, were lost due to the storm. Three nests which had been in the ground less than 35 days were completely washed out, two nests were lost because of a tidal pool which formed behind them raised the water table and drowned the nests.  Two nests were lost because of inundation when the overwash pooled over the nests. And the final nest, which was in its hatch window, was lost to over wash.  Six nests have hatched in the district since Earl.

 

In Ocracoke District no nests were relocated.  Three nests out of the 21 nests on the beach at that time were lost due to the storm.  One nest was completely washed out and two nests were lost because of inundation when the overwash pooled over the nests.  One nest has hatched in the district since Earl.

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

Bodie District:

9/4- A dead loggerhead sea turtle was discovered 0.3 miles S of Ramp 1.

Hatteras District:

None observed the past two weeks.

Ocracoke District:

9/8 – A dead loggerhead sea turtle was found 0.1 miles N of Ramp 68.

 

Marine Mammals:

 

Bodie District:

None observed the past two weeks.

 

Hatteras District:

None observed the past two weeks.

 

Ocracoke District:

None observed the past two weeks.

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed or Removed

Bodie District

 

 

 

BI10-001-R

Bodie Spit

LETE/BLSK

9/08/2010

WM BI10-001

Bodie Spit

Migratory PIPL

9/07/2010

Hatteras District

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

Ocracoke District

 

 

 

OI10-002-R

South Point

AMOY

9/8/2010

WM OI10-002

South Point

Migratory PIPL

9/8/2010

 

 

Closure intrusions:

 

Bodie District:

8/27- Two sets of pedestrian tracks entered the filter fence and one individual defecated next to the nest marker 1.8 miles N of Ramp 23.

8/28- One stake was broken and the sign was missing. Two signs were removed and laid down on the ground with the string between signs broken.  There were some bare footprints around the removed signs 1.8 miles N of Ramp 23.  The technicians did not report this as a potential deliberate violation.

8/28- One set of footprints and one set of dog prints were inside the closure 1.9 miles N of Ramp 23.

9/6- One set of footprints were in the closure 1.7 miles N of Ramp 30.

        

Hatteras District:

8/31 – Two sets of pedestrian and dog tracks observed in sea turtle nest closure 0.1 miles N of Ramp 38.

8/31 – Fifteen sets of  pedestrian tracks and dog tracks observed near hatchling tracks inside filter fence at the sea turtle nest closure 1.6 miles N of Ramp 38.

9/6 – Four pedestrian tracks observed in sea turtle nest closure 0.4 miles S of Ramp 38. One of the pedestrians wrote “Jack” in the sand inside the filter fence.

9/8 – One set of pedestrian and two sets of dog tracks observed in the turtle nest closure 1.1 mi S of Ramp 49.

9/8 – Two sets of dog tracks observed in sea turtle nest closure 2.5 mi S of Ramp 49.

9/8 – One set of pedestrian tracks observed inside the sea turtle nest closure 0.4 mi N of Ramp 55.

 

Ocracoke District:

None observed the past two weeks.

 
Sunday, 22 August 2010 09:00

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for August 12– August 18, 2010 

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

 

American Oystercatchers (AMOY):  

 

Location

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Nests Hatched

Nests Lost

Total Chicks Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

Green Island

3

0

2

1

6

0

2

4

Bodie District

2

0

1

1

1

0

1

0

Bodie/Hatteras District

5

0

4

1

10

0

5

5

Hatteras District

12

0

9

3

22

0

4

18

Ocracoke District

6

0

5

1

9

1

6

2

CAHA TOTALS

28

0

21

7

48

1

18

29

 

2010 AMOY Breeding Pairs:  Twenty-three confirmed breeding pairs of AMOYs have been documented this year. 

 

Bodie District: All AMOY breeding activity has ended.  8 pairs fledged 9 chicks.

 

Hatteras District:  All AMOY breeding activity has ended.  11 pair fledged 18 chicks.

 

Ocracoke District:  

  • North Ocracoke:  One pair has one fledged chick.  
  • Other Beaches (Ramp 59-Ramp 72):  Two pairs have fledged one chick.
  • South Point:  A pair hatched one chick on Friday 7/16. The chick has been observed daily along the Ocracoke Inlet shoreline and is 34 days old.  The chick was banded on 8/11 and should fledge sometime within the next two weeks.

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWB):

            Bodie District:  

Colony BIC01- 0.8 mi S of Ramp 4 active with LETE chicks and fledglings. On 8/17, the 3-egg BLSK nest was still being incubated; expected hatch ~8/20.

 

Bodie Hatteras District:

Colony BHC01- 0.3 mi N of Ramp 23 to 0.3 mi S of Ramp 23, active with one LETE chick and fledglings.

 

 

Hatteras District:  

All LETE colonies have ended.

 

Ocracoke District:  

Colony OIC02- 0.1 mi N of Ramp 59 last activity was observed on 8/10.

 

Sea Turtle Nests (New Nests this Week):

Bodie Island Nests:

None this week.

 

Bodie Island False Crawls:

None this week.

 

Bodie Hatteras District Nests:

None this week.

 

Bodie Hatteras District False Crawls:

None this week.

 

Hatteras District Nests:

8/14 - A loggerhead sea turtle nest was found 0.5 mi E Ramp 49.

8/14 - A loggerhead sea turtle nest was found 0.5 mi S of Ramp 55.

8/17 - A loggerhead sea turtle nest was found 0.9 mi S of Ramp 44.

8/18 - A green sea turtle nest was found 2.5 mi SW Ramp 49.

 

Hatteras District False Crawls:

8/14 - A loggerhead sea turtle false crawl was found 1.24 mi E Ramp 49.

8/15 - A loggerhead sea turtle false crawl was found 2.3 mi NE Ramp 55.

8/16 - A loggerhead sea turtle false crawl was found 0.8 mi S of Ramp 44.

8/16 - A loggerhead sea turtle false crawl was found 0.85 mi S of Ramp 44.

8/16 - A loggerhead sea turtle false crawl was found 0.87 mi S of Ramp 44.

8/17 - A green sea turtle false crawl was found 0.8 mi SW Ramp 49.

 

Ocracoke District Nests:

None this week

 

Ocracoke District False Crawl:

None this week

 

New nests this week: 4

Total nests to date:  1431

New false crawls this week: 6

Total false crawls to date:  110

Nests hatched this week: 15

Total nests hatched to date: 28

 

1The most nests ever documented on the seashore

Note: Two training sessions were held for the Sea Turtle “Nest Watch” Volunteer Program.  Four nests located in Hatteras, Frisco, and the Tri-Villages are currently being watched.  Many tourists have shown an interest in the program and they have been directed to nests with volunteers.

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

Bodie District:

None this week

Hatteras District:

A dead loggerhead sea turtle was found on the shoreline at Ramp 38.

Ocracoke District:

None this week

 

Marine Mammals:

 

Bodie District:

None this week.

 

Hatteras District:

None this week.

 

Ocracoke District:

None this week.

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed or Removed

Bodie District

 

 

 

BH10-007-R

0.3 mi N of Ramp23

LETE

8/12/2010

BH10-003-C

0.1 mi N of Ramp 23

LETE

8/13/2010

BH10-001-R

0.1 mi S of Ramp 27

AMOY/LETE

8/18/2010

Hatteras District

 

 

 

HI10-002-M

.5 mi W of Ramp 45

LETE

8/16/2010

HI10-007-R

1.6 mi S Ramp 38

LETE

8/16/2010

Ocracoke District

 

 

 

 

None this week

 

 

 

Closure intrusions:

 

Bodie District:

8/14 - Two sets of pedestrian tracks followed the waterline in the closure 0.1 mi N of Ramp 23.

8/16 – One set of pedestrian tracks walked throughout the entire resource closure along the high-tide line 0.8 mi south of Ramp 4.

8/18 – Twelve sets of pedestrian tracks went throughout the turtle closure and inside the filter fence 1.7 mi N of Ramp 23.

         - Two sets of pedestrian tracks entered the turtle closure above the high tide line 0.6 mi S of Ramp 27.

         - One set of ORV tracks entered the turtle closure and drove around the back of the filter fence 1.7 mi S of Ramp 27.

         - Six sets of pedestrian tracks and one set of dog tracks went into the bird closure at the high tide line 0.1 mi N of Ramp 23.

 

Hatteras District:

None observed this week.

 

Ocracoke District:

8/18 – One set of pedestrian tracks were observed in CWB closure at North Ocracoke along ocean shoreline.

8/18 – One ORV with two people entered the CWB closure at North Ocracoke.  Visitors were informed they were in a restricted area and left immediately.

 
Thursday, 12 August 2010 11:43

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for August 5– August 11, 2010

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

American Oystercatchers (AMOY):  

 

Location

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Nests Hatched

Nests Lost

Total Chicks Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

Green Island

3

0

2

1

6

0

2

4

Bodie District

2

0

1

1

1

0

1

0

Bodie/Hatteras District

5

0

4

1

10

0

5

5

Hatteras District

12

0

9

3

22

0

4

18

Ocracoke District

6

0

5

1

9

1

6

2

CAHA TOTALS

28

0

21

7

48

1

18

29

 

2010 AMOY Breeding Pairs:  Twenty-three confirmed breeding pairs of AMOYs have been documented this year. 

 

Bodie District: All AMOY breeding activity has ended.  8 pairs fledged 9 chicks.

 

Hatteras District:  All AMOY breeding activity has ended.  11 pair fledged 18 chicks.

 

Ocracoke District:  

  • North Ocracoke:  One pair has one fledged chick.  
  • Other Beaches (Ramp 59-Ramp 72):  Two pairs have fledged one chick.
  • South Point:  A pair hatched one chick on Friday 7/16. The chick has been observed daily along the Ocracoke Inlet shoreline and is 27 days old.  The chick was banded on 8/11 and should fledge sometime within the next three weeks.

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWB):

            Bodie District:  

Colony BIC01- 0.8 mi S of Ramp 4 active with LETE nests, chicks, and fledglings. On 8/9, a 3-egg BLSK nest and multiple scrapes were found along with several adults roosting at the shoreline.

 

Bodie Hatteras District:

Colony BHC01- 0.3 mi N of Ramp 23 to 0.3 mi S of Ramp 23 active with LETE chicks and fledglings.

Colony BHC02- 0.2 mi S of Ramp 27. Colony has ended on 8/9/2010.

 

Hatteras District:  

Colony HIC01 - 1.5 mi S of Ramp 38 to 2.4 mi S of Ramp 38 active with LETE nests (1), chicks and fledglings as of 8/9.

Colony HIC02 - 0.1 mi W of Ramp 45 active with LETE chicks and fledglings as of 8/10.

 

Ocracoke District:  

Colony OIC02- 0.1 mi N of Ramp 59 active with four LETE incubating nests.

 

 

Sea Turtle Nests (New Nests this Week):

Bodie District Nests:

None this week.

 

Bodie District False Crawls:

None this week.

 

Bodie Hatteras District Nests:

8/10- A loggerhead sea turtle nest was found 0.2 mi N of Ramp 30.

 

Bodie Hatteras District False Crawls:

None this week.

 

Hatteras District Nests:

8/6 - A loggerhead sea turtle nest was found 0.2 mi S of Ramp 44.

8/6 - A green sea turtle nest was found 0.5 mi S of Ramp 55.

8/7 - A loggerhead sea turtle nest was found 0.3 mi S of Ramp 38.

8/9 - A loggerhead sea turtle nest was found 1.1 mi S of Ramp 49.

8/11- A loggerhead sea turtle nest was found 1.5 mi E Ramp 49.

 

 

Hatteras District False Crawls:

8/7 - A loggerhead sea turtle false crawl was found 1.0 mi N Ramp 55.

8/10 - A loggerhead sea turtle false crawl was found 2.0 mi S Ramp 30.

8/10 - A loggerhead sea turtle false crawl was found 3.0 mi W Ramp 49.

 

Ocracoke District Nests:

8/6 – A loggerhead sea turtle nest was found .0.8  mi S of Ramp 70

8/9 – A loggerhead sea turtle nest was found .61 mi N of Ramp 67

 

Ocracoke District False Crawl:

None this week

 

New nests this week: 8

Total nests to date:  1391

New false crawls this week: 4

Total false crawls to date:  104

Nests hatch this week: 9

Total nests hatch to date: 13

 

1The most nests ever documented on the seashore

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

Bodie District:

None this week

Hatteras District:

None this week

Ocracoke District:

None this week

 

Marine Mammals:

 

Bodie District:

None this week.

 

Hatteras District:

None this week.

 

Ocracoke District:

None this week.

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed or Removed

Bodie District

 

 

 

GI10-001-R

Green Island

COTE

8/05/2010

Hatteras District

 

 

 

 

None this week

 

 

Ocracoke District

 

 

 

OI10-001-K

North Ocracoke

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8/6/2010

 

Closure intrusions:

 

Bodie District:

8/7 - Two sets of pedestrian tracks were observed in the CWB closure at Ramp 23. One set of footprints were also observed traveling from Ramp 23 through the closure to the waterline.

8/8 – Tire tracks were observed in the CWB colony on Ramp 23 and continued north to 0.3 mile north of Ramp 23. LE Officer Belanich was contacted and reported LE Officer Reier had responded to a distress call on the beach. No damage was observed upon a walk-through of the tire tracks.

8/10 – Two sets of pedestrian tracks and one set of dog tracks were observed above the waterline in the CWB closure 0.2 mi N of Ramp 23.

 

Hatteras District:

None observed this week.

 

Ocracoke District:

8/8 – Several sets of pedestrian tracks were observed walking in the sea turtle nest closure 0.4 mi N of Ramp 70.

 
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