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Thursday, 27 May 2010 16:24

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for May 20 – May 26, 2010 

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:

 

Observations

Thurs

5/20

Fri

5/21

Sat

5/22

Sun

5/23

Mon

5/24

Tues

5/25

Weds

5/26

Oregon Inlet

2

0

1

1

0

2

0

Cape Point1

3

2

2

7

3

3

1

South Beach

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Overwash

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N. Ocracoke

1

2

1

2

0

0

0

S. Ocracoke

2

2

2

1

2

2

2

1          Does not include chick totals.

 

Bodie District:

            Bodie Island:  PIPLs have been observed this week.  No breeding activity was observed.

 

Hatteras District:

            Cape Point:  Up to seven PIPLs have been observed at one time.  Six broods have 20 chicks.

                                                                                                                       

            South Beach:  A lone PIPL was observed on 5/23 and 5/24.

 

            Hatteras Overwash/Hatteras Inlet: No PIPL have been observed.

 

Other Beaches:  No PIPL have been observed.

                       

Ocracoke District:

            North Ocracoke:  Up to 2 PIPLs have been observed foraging and/or roosting on the ocean and inlet shorelines. On 5/20 a PIPL was observed scraping in the shell beds within colonial waterbird colony 2A.

           

South Point:  Up to 2 PIPLs have been observed along the inlet and oceanside shorelines, as well as within the mudflats. Four pairs have had documented nests.  Two pairs have 4 egg nests. The third pair lost its 3-egg re-nest on 5/26 due to high surf and flooding of South Point. The forth pair lost its previous nest and has not re-nested. In addition, there is one 3-egg Wilson’s plover nest. In total, there are two active PIPL nests and one active WIPL nest.

 


 

PIPL Breeding Summary: 

 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Total Nests Hatched

Total Nests Lost

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Lost Chicks

Fledged Chicks

11

2

6

3

21

20

1

0

 

Nest Summary/Expected hatch dates:

Nest/Brood 1 - Cape Point. Four chicks hatched on 5/13. The four chicks are 14 days old and should fledge sometime after 6/9.

Nest/Brood 2 - Cape Point.  Two chicks hatched on 5/14 and are 13 days old and should fledge sometime after 6/10.

Nest 3 - Cape Point.  Three chicks hatched on 5/21 and are six days old and should fledge sometime after 6/17.

Nest 4 - Cape Point.  Four chicks hatched on 5/21 and are six days old and should fledge sometime after 6/17.

Nest 5 - Cape Point.  Four chicks hatched on 5/24 and are three days old and should fledge sometime after 6/20.

Nest 6 - Cape Point.  Four chicks hatched on 5/21, one was lost on 5/22 and the three remaining chicks are six days old, and should fledge sometime after 6/17.

Nest 7 - South Point.  Lost on 5/2.

Nest 8 - South Point.  Lost on 5/5.

Nest 9 - South Point. This nest was discovered as a one-egg nest on 5/4, exclosed as a three-egg nest on 5/8, and was a four egg nest on 5/12. Hatching should occur on or near 6/3.

Nest 10 - South Point. This nest was discovered as a three-egg nest on 5/16 and exclosed the same day. The nest was still a three egg nest as of 5/25. This nest was most likely a re-nest from pair #7, which laid Nest 7 on South Point. This nest was lost to storm overwash and flooding on 5/26.

Nest 11 - South Point. This nest was discovered as a three-egg nest on 5/16 and exclosed the same day. The nest became a four-egg nest on 5/17.  Hatching should occur on or near 6/11.

 

WIPL Update:

 

WIPLs have been observed on a regular basis on South Point Ocracoke within the pre-nesting closure. One nest, found as a 1 egg nest on 5/10, has been confirmed as a WIPL nest. The nest is currently a 3 egg nest.


American Oystercatchers (AMOY):  Pairs continue to be observed on scrape territories in all districts.

 

Location 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Nests Hatched

Nests Lost

Total Chicks Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

Green Island

3

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

Bodie District

2

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

Bodie/Hatteras District

4

0

31

1

6

6

0

0

Hatteras District

11

4

62

13

15

13

2

0

Ocracoke District

4

1

2

1

3

1

2

0

CAHA TOTALS

24

8

11

5

24

20

4

0

1Partial hatch.  As of 5/26 one of two eggs had hatched. 

2One nest with one chick and two eggs was lost.

3A single-egg nest was abandoned and depredated by a great black-backed gull.

 

 

2010 AMOY Breeding Pairs: Twenty-two confirmed breeding pairs of AMOYs have been documented this year.  Four “potential” pairs, for which scraping and breeding was observed, continue to be monitored although the potential for nesting has diminished.  Infrequent observations of single birds in one of the “potential” pairs territories leads us to believe they may be nesting soundside or on an offshore island.  

 

Bodie District:

  • Green Island:  Two breeding pairs have nests (both three-eggs).
  • Bodie Island:  A one-egg AMOY nest is being incubated.  This nest is a clutch continuation and the first two eggs laid in different locations have been lost.
  • Bodie/Hatteras District (Rodanthe to Ramp 30):  One breeding pair has a nest (one chick and one egg).  One pair has lost its one egg nest on 5/20. One pair has three chicks that hatched on 5/15 and 5/16. One pair has two chicks that hatched on 5/22.

 

Hatteras District:  Four breeding pairs have four three-egg nests. Six nests have hatched and two chicks have been lost. One nest was abandoned and subsequently depredated.

 

Ocracoke District:  

  • North Ocracoke: One pair is incubating a three-egg nest. This nest should hatch on or near 5/28.
  • Other Beaches (Ramp 59-Ramp 72): The northern most pair hatched one chick on 5/25. The second and third eggs were lost.  A second AMOY pair has documented breeding behavior, but no nest. The third pair hatched two chicks from a three-egg nest on 5/17. The third egg was pipped but never hatched. These two chicks were lost on or just prior to 5/21 to an unknown cause. 
  • South Point: Two pairs of AMOYs are occupying the area south of Ramp 72. One pair is scraping on the east side of the pre-nesting closure and the sound-side spit. The other pair had lost two eggs due to weather (one on 4/29 and another on 5/2), but was incubating a two egg nest (clutch-continuation) on the east side of South Point. This two-egg nest was lost in the high surf and flooding of South Point on 5/26.

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWB):

            Bodie District:  

Colony BIC01- 0.8 mi S of Ramp 4 active with LETE nests and scrapes.

 

Green Island:

Colony GIC01- N, W, and S end of Green Island active with COTE nests and scrapes, and BLSK scrapes.

 

Bodie Hatteras District:

Colony BHC01- 0.3 mi N of Ramp 23 to 0.3 mi S of Ramp 23 active with LETE scrapes.

Colony BHC02- 0.2 mi S of Ramp 27 active with LETE nests and scrapes.

Colony BHC03- 2.7 mi N of Ramp 27 active with LETE scrapes.

Colony BHC04- 0.1 mi N of Ramp 27 area abandoned, closure removed 5/25.

Colony BHC05- 1.0 mi N of Ramp 27 area abandoned, closure removed 5/25.

 

Hatteras District:  

Colony HIC01 - 1.5 mi S of Ramp 38 to 2.4 mi S of Ramp 38 active with LETE nests and scrapes.

Colony HIC02 - 0.6 mi W of Ramp 45 active with LETE nests and scrapes.

Colony HIC03 - 0.1 mi W of Ramp 45 active with a LETE nest.

Colony HIC04 - 0.1 mi E of Salt Pond Ramp active with LETE nests.

 

Ocracoke District:  

Colony OIC01- 0.9 mi S of Ramp 72 active with LETE, COTE, and BLSK nests and scrapes as of 5/25. Area heavily impacted by high surf and flooding on 5/26. It is unknown how many nests remain.

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

Colony OIC02-A- 0.8 mi N of Ramp 59 active with LETE, COTE, and BLSK nests and scrapes.

 

Sea turtle nests: None

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

Bodie District:

  • None this week

 

Hatteras District:

  • None this week.

 

Ocracoke District:

  • 5/20 – A severely decomposed female loggerhead sea turtle was found dead 1.7 mi S of Ramp 59.
  • 5/24 – A severely decomposed loggerhead sea turtle was found dead 0.7 mi N of Ramp 59.

 

Marine Mammals:

 

Bodie District:

  •  5/25- A live pygmy sperm whale was discovered 0.2 mi S of Ramp 1.  The animal was euthanized under guidance from NOAA and in consultation with NC State Vet School. A full necropsy was conducted by NPS and UNCW. Findings included a very high parasite load and a heart deformation.

 

Hatteras District:

  • None this week.

 

Ocracoke District:

  • None this week.

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed or Removed

Bodie District

 

 

 

         BH10-002-B

0.7 mi N of Ramp 30

AMOY

5/20/2010

         BH10-005-R

0.07 mi N of Ramp 27

LETE

5/25/2010-removed

         BH10-006-R

1.0 mi N of Ramp 27

LETE

5/25/2010-removed

         BI10-002-R

  N side of Bait Pond under bridge.

AMOY

5/25/2010-removed

Hatteras District

 

 

 

HI10-004-D

Hatteras Inlet Spit

AMOY

5/19/2010

HI10-005-C

Between Ramp 43 & Ramp 44

AMOY

5/21/2010

HI10-001-E

Cape Point

AMOY, PIPL

5/25/2010

HI10-005-R

Between Ramp 43 & Ramp 44

AMOY

5/25/2010-removed

Ocracoke District

 

 

 

OI10-003-C

0.4 mi N. of Ramp 70

AMOY

5/22/2010

 

Closure intrusions:

 

Bodie District:

5/20- High tide had taken out carsonite signs 0.1 mi N R23, multiple pedestrians observed near tide line, signs were replaced and individuals were escorted out of the closure.

5/23- Three sets of footprints and one set of dog tracks observed within the LETE closure at R23.

5/23- Three pedestrians were inside the closure 0.1 mi N R23; individuals were escorted out of the closure.

 

Hatteras District:

None observed this week.

 

Ocracoke District:

None observed this week.

 

 
Thursday, 20 May 2010 18:42

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for May 13 – May 19, 2010 

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:

 

Observations

Thurs

5/13

Fri

5/14

Sat

5/15

Sun

5/16

Mon

5/17

Tues

5/18

Weds

5/19

Oregon Inlet

1

0

2

1

0

0

0

Cape Point1

1

2

6

6

4

3

2

South Beach

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Overwash

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N. Ocracoke

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

S. Ocracoke

2

2

1

2

2

1

2

1          Does not include chick totals.

 

Bodie District:

            Bodie Island:  PIPLs have been observed this week.  No breeding activity was observed.

 

Hatteras District:

            Cape Point:  Up to 6 adult PIPLs have been observed at one time.  Four pairs have nests and two nests have hatched.

                                                                                                                       

            South Beach:  There was just a single observation of a PIPL this week

 

            Hatteras Overwash/Hatteras Inlet: No PIPL have been observed.

 

Other Beaches:  One PIPL has been observed foraging at the ponds near Ramp 43.

                                                                                                       

Ocracoke District:  

            North Ocracoke:  Up to 2 PIPLs have been observed foraging and/or roosting. Throughout the week PIPLs were observed on the oceanside and inlet shorelines, all within closures.

           

South Point:  Up to 2 PIPLs have been observed along the inlet and oceanside shorelines, as well as within the mudflats. Four pairs have had documented nests.  Two pairs have 4 egg nests, and one has a 3 egg nest. The forth pair lost its previous nest and has not re-nested. The nest that was found last week has been confirmed as a Wilson’s plover nest. In total, there are three active PIPL nests and one active WIPL nest.

 


 

PIPL Breeding Summary: 

 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Total Nests Hatched

Total Nests Lost

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Lost Chicks

Fledged Chicks

11

7

2

2

6

6

0

0

 

Nest Summary/Expected hatch dates:

Nest/Brood 1 - Cape Point. Four chicks hatched on 5/13. The four chicks are seven days old and should fledge sometime after 6/9.

Nest/Brood 2 - Cape Point.  Two chicks hatched on 5/14 and are six days old and should fledge sometime after 6/10.

Nest 3 - Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a two-egg nest on 4/22, exclosed as a three-egg nest on 4/24, and was a four-egg nest on 4/27.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/20.

Nest 4 - Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a two-egg nest on 4/22, exclosed as a three-egg nest on 4/24, and was a four-egg nest on 4/27.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/20.

Nest 5 - Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a one-egg nest on 4/22, exclosed as a three-egg nest on 4/28, and was a four-egg nest on 4/30.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/23.

Nest 6 - Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a two-egg nest on 4/22, exclosed as a four-egg nest on 4/27.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/21.

Nest 7 - South Point.  This nest was discovered as a one-egg nest on 4/28.  On 5/2 the egg(s) were predated by ghost crabs. It is unknown whether the nest was a two-egg or three- egg clutch when predated.

Nest 8 - South Point.  This nest was discovered as a one-egg nest on 4/28.  Since the pair was incubating, the nest was exclosed as a two-egg nest on 5/2. One egg was predated by a ghost crab on 5/4. The one remaining egg was abandoned on 5/5 and predated by a ghost crab on 5/7.

Nest 9 - South Point. This nest was discovered as a one-egg nest on 5/4, exclosed as a three-egg nest on 5/8, and was a four egg nest on 5/12. Hatching should occur on or near 6/3.

Nest 10 - South Point. This nest was discovered as a three-egg nest on 5/16 and exclosed the same day. The nest is still a three egg nest as of 5/18. This nest is most likely a re-nest from pair #7, which laid Nest 7 on South Point. Hatching should occur on or before 6/11.

Nest 11 - South Point. This nest was discovered as a three-egg nest on 5/16 and exclosed the same day. The nest became a four-egg nest on 5/17.  Hatching should occur on or near 6/11.

 

WIPL Update:

 

WIPLs have been observed on a regular basis on South Point Ocracoke within the pre-nesting closure. One nest, found as a 1 egg nest on 5/10, has been confirmed as a WIPL nest.

 

American Oystercatchers (AMOY):  Pairs continue to be observed on scrape territories in all districts.

 

Location 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Nests Hatched

Nests Lost

Total Chicks Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

Green Island

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Bodie District

2

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

Bodie/Hatteras District

4

3

1

0

3

3

0

0

Hatteras District

11

7

4

0

9

8

1

0

Ocracoke District

4

3

1

0

2

2

0

0

CAHA TOTALS

22

14

6

2

14

13

1

0

 

 

2010 AMOY Breeding Pairs: Twenty confirmed breeding pairs of AMOYs have been documented this year.  One pair has re-nested after losing its three-egg clutch.  Another one-egg nest at Cape Point, discussed below under Hatteras District, does not yet have an identified pair attributed to it.  Five “potential” pairs, for which scraping and breeding have been observed, are being closely monitored. An additional “potential” pair is on Green Island, but we have not been able to access the island since 4/30 to conduct surveys.

 

Bodie District:

  • Green Island:  Surveys were not conducted this week.
  • Bodie Island:  A one-egg AMOY nest is being incubated.  This nest is a clutch continuation and the first two eggs laid in different locations have been lost.
  • Bodie/Hatteras District (Rodanthe to Ramp 30):  Three breeding pairs have nests (two two-egg and one one-egg).  The first two-egg nest should hatch on or near 5/21 and the second two-egg nest should hatch on or near 5/25.  One pair has three chicks that hatched on 5/15 and 5/16.

 

Hatteras District:  7 breeding pairs have nests (five three-egg, one two-egg, one one-egg) and there are at least two more pairs are on scrape territories. Four nests have hatched (10 chicks), but a two-day-old chick appears to have been lost to unknown causes after hatching. At last observation the other two eggs in the nest were past due and had not hatched and a broken egg, with an under-developed embryo, was the only evidence at the site.

A pair for the one-egg nest has not been determined. An unbanded bird which was observed at the nest on 5/17 hasn’t returned and a banded bird, which has a three-egg nest with another banded bird, was observed on the nest. No birds were observed near the nest on the 5/19.

 

 

Ocracoke District:  

  • North Ocracoke: One pair is incubating a three-egg nest.
  • Other Beaches (Ramp 59-Ramp 72): One breeding pair has three-egg nest.  Another AMOY pair has documented breeding behavior, but no nest. The third pair hatched two chicks from a three-egg nest on 5/17. The third egg was pipped but never hatched.
  • South Point: Two pairs of AMOYs are occupying the area south of Ramp 72. One pair is scraping on the east side of the pre-nesting closure. The other pair had lost two eggs due to weather (one on 4/29 and another on 5/2), but now is incubating a two egg nest (clutch-continuation) on the east side of South Point.

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWB):

            Bodie District:  

Colony BIC01- 0.8 mi S of Ramp 4 active with LETE nests and scrapes.

 

Bodie Hatteras District:

Colony BHC01- 0.3 mi N of Ramp 23 to 0.3 mi S of Ramp 23 active with LETE scrapes.

Colony BHC02- 0.2 mi S of Ramp 27 active with LETE nests and scrapes.

Colony BHC03- 2.7 mi N of Ramp 27 active with LETE scrapes.

Colony BHC04- 0.1 mi N of Ramp 27 LETE in area, last scrapes observed on 5/11.

Colony BHC05- 1.0 mi N of Ramp 27 LETE have not been observed in area since 5/14.

Hatteras District:  

Colony HIC01 - 1.5 mi S of Ramp 38 active with LETE nests and scrapes.

Colony HIC02 - 0.6 mi W of Ramp 45 active with LETE nests and scrapes.

Colony HIC03 - 0.1 mi W of Ramp 45 active with a LETE nest.

Colony HIC04 - 0.1 mi E of Salt Pond Ramp active with LETE nests and scrapes

 

Ocracoke District:  

Colony OIC01- 0.9 mi S of Ramp 72 active with LETE, COTE, and BLSK nests and scrapes.

Colony OIC02- 0.1 mi N of Ramp 59 active with LETE scrapes.

Colony OIC02-A- 0.8 mi N of Ramp 59 active with LETE scrapes.

 

Sea turtle nests: None

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

Bodie District:

  • 5/14- A dead, moderately decomposed, female loggerhead sea turtle was found .1 mile N of Ramp 30.
  • 5/17- A dead, moderately decomposed, loggerhead sea turtle was found .1 mile S of Ramp 23.

 

Hatteras District:

  • 5/17 ‑ A dead, moderately decomposed, female loggerhead sea turtle was found .1 mi S of R45.

 

Ocracoke District:

  • None this week

 

Marine Mammals:

 

Bodie District:

  •  5/14- A dead, moderately decomposed neonate dolphin was found 1.4 miles N of Ramp 30.

 

Hatteras District:

  • 5/15 – NPS assisted with the response and later necropsy of a live humpback whale that stranded in Hatteras Inlet. The animal was euthanized by NC State Veterinary School under the advisement of NOAA. The animal received a full necropsy from representatives of NPS, NOAA, UNCW, NC State University, NCWRC, and the New York Riverhead Foundation.  
  • 5/19 – A live bottlenose dolphin was discovered stranded at Cape Point. The male bottlenose was euthanized and transported for full necropsy.

 

Ocracoke District:

  • None this week.

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed or Removed

Bodie District

 

 

 

         BH10-004-A

2.7 mi N of Ramp 27

LETE

5/15/2010

         BH10-007

0.3 mi N of Ramp 23

LETE

5/16/2010

         BI10-001-D

            1.5 mi S of Ramp 4

AMOY

5/17/2010

Hatteras District

 

 

 

HI10-001-B

Cape Point & Ramp 44

PIPL

5/13/2010

HI10-004-C

Hatteras Inlet

AMOY

5/17/2010

  HI10-001-C

Cape Point

  AMOY

  5/17/2010

HI10-003-C

1.1 mi S of Ramp 55

AMOY

5/19/2010

HI10-005-C

Between Ramp 43 & Ramp 44

AMOY

5/19/2010

Ocracoke District

 

 

 

OI10-001-E

0.3 mi N. of Ramp 59

LETE

5/17/2010

 

Closure intrusions:

 

Bodie District:

5/16- A set of dog tracks were observed within the LETE closure .1 mi N of Ramp 23, tracks were observed ~5m within closure.

5/16- Multiple sets of bare foot prints were observed, along with writing in the sand within the LETE closure 1.0 mi N of Ramp 27. Also observed was a small boat leaving the beach to a larger boat anchored off-shore.

 

Hatteras District:

5/14 – A sign was removed from the east side South Beach pre-nesting closure at Ramp 45.

5/15 – Two pedestrian were observed exiting the AMOY closure north of Buxton.

 

Ocracoke District:

None this week.  

 
Thursday, 13 May 2010 18:43

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for May 6 – May 12, 2010 

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:

 

Observations

Thurs

5/6

Fri

5/7

Sat

5/8

Sun

5/9

Mon

5/10

Tues

5/11

Weds

5/12

Oregon Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cape Point

4

7

6

7

7

4

1

South Beach

0

1

0

1

2

0

1

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Overwash

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N. Ocracoke

4

2

0

2

1

5

2

S. Ocracoke

3

6

2

4

2

2

2

 

Bodie District:

            Bodie Island:  PIPLs have not been observed this week.  No breeding activity was observed.

 

Hatteras District:

            Cape Point:  Up to 7 PIPLs have been observed at one time.  Six pairs have nests. There is an active scrape territory, but it has not yet been determined if it is maintained by a paired male.

                                                                                                                       

            South Beach:  Two lone male PIPL have been observed. Both are maintaining scrape territories.

 

            Hatteras Overwash/Hatteras Inlet: No PIPL have been observed.

 

Other Beaches:  One to two PIPL have been observed foraging at the ponds near Ramp 43.

                                                                                                       

Ocracoke District:  

            North Ocracoke:  Up to five PIPLs have been observed foraging and/or roosting. Throughout the week PIPLs were observed on the oceanside and inlet shorelines, all within closures.

           

South Point:  Up to six PIPLs have been observed along the inlet and oceanside shorelines, as well as within the mudflats. Three pairs have had documented nests.  Two nests were lost and one four-egg nest remains. 

A new one-egg nest was found on 5/10 but we are uncertain as to whether it is a Wilson’s plover or PIPL nest.  As of 5/12 it was still a one-egg nest and no birds were observed in the vicinity of the nest to enable us to confirm species.

 

PIPL Breeding Summary: 

 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Total Nests Hatched

Total Nests Lost

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Lost Chicks

Fledged Chicks

9

7

0

2

0

0

0

0

 

Nest Summary/Expected hatch dates:

Nest 1 – Cape Point. This nest was exclosed as a three-egg nest on 4/17 and was a four-egg nest on 4/19.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/14.

Nest 2 – Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a two-egg nest on 4/15, exclosed as a three-egg nest on 4/18, and was a four-egg nest on 4/20.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/15.

Nest 3 – Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a two-egg nest on 4/22, exclosed as a three-egg nest on 4/24, and was a four-egg nest on 4/27.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/15.

Nest 4 – Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a two-egg nest on 4/22, exclosed as a three-egg nest on 4/24, and was a four-egg nest on 4/27.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/20.

Nest 5 – Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a one-egg nest on 4/22, exclosed as a three-egg nest on 4/28, and was a four-egg nest on 4/30.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/23.

Nest 6 – Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a two-egg nest on 4/22, exclosed as a four-egg nest on 4/27.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/21.

Nest 7 – South Point.  This nest was discovered as a one-egg nest on 4/28.  On 5/2 the egg(s) were predated by ghost crabs. It is unknown whether the nest was a two-egg or three- egg clutch when predated.

Nest 8 – South Point.  This nest was discovered as a one-egg nest on 4/28.  Since the pair was incubating, the nest was exclosed as a two-egg nest on 5/2. One egg was predated by a ghost crab on 5/4. The one remaining egg was abandoned on 5/5 and predated by a ghost crab on 5/7.

Nest 9 – South Point. This nest was discovered as a one-egg nest on 5/4, exclosed as a three-egg nest on 5/8, and was a four egg nest on 5/12. Hatching should occur on or near 6/3.

 

WIPL Update:

 

No WIPLs observed this week.

 

American Oystercatchers (AMOY):  Pairs continue to be observed on scrape territories in all districts.

 

Location 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Nests Hatched

Nests Lost

Total Chicks Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

Green Island

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Bodie District

2

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

Bodie/Hatteras District

4

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras District

10

9

1*

0

1

1

0

0

Ocracoke District

4

4

0

0**

0

0

0

0

CAHA TOTALS

21

18

1*

2**

1

1

0

0

 

*Partial hatch.  As of 5/12 one of three eggs in the clutch had hatched.

**This number differs from last week’s report due to a clutch continuation from an AMOY pair that lost the first two eggs of their clutch.

 

2010 AMOY Breeding Pairs: Twenty confirmed breeding pairs of AMOYs have been documented this year.  One pair has re-nested after losing its three-egg clutch.  Five “potential” pairs, for which scraping and breeding have been observed, are being closely monitored. An additional “potential” pair is on Green Island, but we have not been able to access the island since 4/30 to conduct surveys.

 

Bodie District:

  • Green Island:  Surveys were not conducted this week.
  • Bodie Island:  A one-egg AMOY re-nest was found on 5/11.
  • Bodie/Hatteras District (Rodanthe to Ramp 30):  Four breeding pairs have nests (two two-egg and two three-egg).  The first nest should hatch on or near 5/14.

 

Hatteras District:  10 breeding pairs have nests (Seven three-egg, two two-egg, one hatching) and there are at least two more pairs are on scrape territories. The first nest of the year hatched on 5/12 (one chick and two pipped eggs in process of hatching) with  incubation/brooding continuing at last observation.

 

Ocracoke District:  

  • North Ocracoke: Two pairs are occupying North Ocracoke. One pair has a three-egg nest. The other pair has documented scrapes around the area of Ramp 59.
  • Other Beaches (Ramp 59-Ramp 72): Two breeding pairs have three-egg nests.  The first nest should hatch on or around 5/14. A new AMOY pair was documented copulating and scraping on 5/9, 5/10, and 5/11. No nest has been documented for this pair yet.
  • South Point: Two pairs of AMOYs are occupying the area south of Ramp 72. One pair is scraping on the east side of the pre-nesting closure. The other pair had lost two eggs due to weather (one on 4/29 and another on 5/2), but now is incubating a two egg nest (clutch-continuation) on the east side of South Point.

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWB):

            Bodie District:  

Colony BIC01- 0.8 mi S of Ramp 4 active with LETE scrapes.

 

Bodie Hatteras District:

Colony BHC01- 0.1 mi N of Ramp 23 to 0.2 mi S of Ramp 23 active with LETE scrapes.

Colony BHC02- 0.2 mi S of Ramp 27 active with LETE scrapes.

Colony BHC03- 2.7 mi N of Ramp 27 active with LETE scrapes.

Colony BHC04- 0.1 mi N of Ramp 27 active with LETE scrapes.

Colony BHC05- 1.0 mi N of Ramp 27 active with LETE scrapes.

Hatteras District:  

Colony HIC01 - 1.5 mi S of Ramp 38 active with LETE nests and scrapes.

Colony HIC02 - 0.6 mi W of Ramp 45 active with LETE nests and scrapes.

 

Ocracoke District:  

Colony OIC01- 0.9 mi S of Ramp 72 active with LETE nests and scrapes.

Colony OIC02- 0.1 mi N of Ramp 59 active with LETE scrapes.

Colony OIC02-A- 0.8 mi N of Ramp 59 active with LETE scrapes.

 

Sea turtle nests: None

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

Bodie District:

  • None

 

Hatteras District:

  • 5/9 – A dead, moderately decomposed, Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle was found 1.0 mile SW of Ramp 45.

 

Ocracoke District:

  • 5/12- A dead, moderately decomposed, female loggerhead sea turtle was found 0.1 miles S of Ramp 68.
  • 5/12 –A dead, moderately decomposed Kemp’s Ridley was found 0.1 miles S of Ramp 67.

 

 

 

 

Marine Mammals:

 

Bodie District:

  •  5/12- A dead, severely decomposed dolphin was found 0.7 miles S of Ramp 1.

 

Hatteras District:

None this week

 

Ocracoke District:

  • 5/9 – A dead, female, moderately decomposed neonate bottlenose dolphin was found 0.3 miles N of Ramp 59.

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed or Removed

Bodie District

 

 

 

         BH10-003

Ramp 23

LETE

5/7/2010

         BI10-001-B

0.9 mi S of Ramp 4

LETE

5/9/2010

BH10-003-A

Ramp 23

LETE

5/9/2010

         BH10-004

2.7 mi N of Ramp 27

LETE

5/9/2010

         BI10-001-C

0.9 mi S of Ramp 4

AMOY

5/11/2010

         BH10-001-C

0.08 mi S of Ramp 27

LETE

5/11/2010

         BH10-005

0.07 mi N of Ramp 27

LETE

5/11/2010

         BH10-006

1.0 mi N of Ramp 27

LETE

5/11/2010

Hatteras District

 

 

 

HI10-008-B

1.6 mi S of Ramp 38

AMOY/LETE

5/8/2010

HI10-009-R

1.3 mi S of Ramp 30

AMOY

5/11/2010-removed

HI10-011

0.8 mi S of Ramp 38

AMOY

5/11/2010

HI10-007-C

1 mi N of Buxton Village

AMOY

5/12/2010

Ocracoke District

 

 

 

OI10-002-E

1.8 mi S of Ramp 72

AMOY

5/6/2010

OI10-006

1.5 mi NE of Ramp 67

AMOY

5/9/2010

OI10-006-A

1.1 mi NE of Ramp 67

AMOY

5/10/2010

OI10-006-B

0.5 mi NE of Ramp 67

AMOY

5/11/2010

OI10-007

0.3 mi SW of Ramp 68

AMOY

5/11/2010

Closure intrusions:

 

Bodie District:

5/9- A dog was observed within the LETE closure at Ramp 23, chasing sanderlings.  The dog returned to owner and both left.

 

Hatteras District:

5/11 – A pedestrian was observed in the closure N of Buxton walking north.

5/12 – Pedestrian tracks were observed in the S end of the Ramp 43-Ramp 44 AMOY closure.

 

Ocracoke District:

5/11 – A jogger ran through an AMOY closure toward technicians that were observing a different pair of AMOYs. The jogger was contacted and asked to leave the closure.

 
Sunday, 09 May 2010 15:26

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for April 29 – May 5, 2010 

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:

 

Observations

Thurs

4/29

Fri

4/30

Sat

5/1

Sun

5/2

Mon

5/3

Tues

5/4

Weds

5/5

Oregon Inlet

2

4

0

0

0

0

0

Cape Point

6

10

1

5

9

9

6

South Beach

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Overwash

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N. Ocracoke

2

4

3

0

2

1

8

S. Ocracoke

3

2

2

1

2

2

3

 

Bodie District:

            Bodie Island:  Up to four PIPLs have been observed.  All have been observed foraging near the Bait Pond within the Bodie Island pre-nesting closure.  No breeding activity was observed.

 

Hatteras District:

            Cape Point:  Up to 10 PIPLs have been observed at one time.  Six pairs have nests. There appears to be an additional pair on a scrape territory at Cape Point.

 

            South Beach:  A lone male PIPL continues to be observed.

 

            Hatteras Overwash/Hatteras Inlet:  No PIPLs have been observed.

                                                                                                       

Ocracoke District:  

            North Ocracoke:  Up to eight PIPLs have been observed foraging and/or roosting. On 5/5 scraping and territorial behavior was documented for a pair of PIPLs on North Ocracoke Spit.   Throughout the week PIPLs were observed on the oceanside and inlet shorelines, all within the pre-nesting or AMOY closures.

           

South Point:  Up to three PIPLs have been observed along the inlet and oceanside shorelines, as well as within the mudflats. Three pairs have had documented nests.  One nest was lost and two one-egg nests remain.

 

 

 

 

 

PIPL Breeding Summary: 

 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Total Nests Hatched

Total Nests Lost

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Lost Chicks

Fledged Chicks

9

8

0

1

0

0

0

0

 

Nest Summary/Expected hatch dates:

Nest 1 – Cape Point. This nest was exclosed as a three-egg nest on 4/17 and was a four-egg nest on 4/19.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/14.

Nest 2 – Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a two-egg nest on 4/15, exclosed as a three-egg nest on 4/18, and was a four-egg nest on 4/20.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/15.

Nest 3 – Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a two-egg nest on 4/22, exclosed as a three-egg nest on 4/24, and was a four-egg nest on 4/27.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/15.

Nest 4 – Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a two-egg nest on 4/22, exclosed as a three-egg nest on 4/24, and was a four-egg nest on 4/27.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/20.

Nest 5 – Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a one-egg nest on 4/22, exclosed as a three-egg nest on 4/28, and was a four-egg nest on 4/30.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/23.

Nest 6 – Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a two-egg nest on 4/22, exclosed as a four-egg nest on 4/27.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/21.

Nest 7 – South Point.  This nest was discovered as a one-egg nest on 4/28.  On 5/2 the egg(s) were predated by ghost crabs. It is unknown whether the nest was a two-egg or three- egg clutch when predated.

Nest 8 – South Point.  This nest was discovered as a one-egg nest on 4/28.  Since the pair was incubating, the nest was exclosed as a two-egg nest on 5/2. One egg was lost to ghost crabs on 5/4. One egg remains in the nest. Hatching should occur near the last week of May.

Nest 9 – South Point. This nest was discovered as a one-egg nest on 5/4.

 

 

WIPL Update:

 

No WIPLs observed this week.

 

 

American Oystercatchers (AMOY):  Pairs continue to be observed on scrape territories in all districts.

 

Location 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Nests Hatched

Nests Lost

Total Chicks Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

Green Island

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Bodie District

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Bodie/Hatteras District

4

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras District

9

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ocracoke District

4

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

CAHA TOTALS

19

16

0

3

0

0

0

0

 

 

2010 AMOY Breeding Pairs: Twenty of the 23 breeding pairs from 2009 have nested or set up territories.  One pair that has nested on the seashore in the past (but not in 2009) has nested.  One new pair has nested and four potential new pairs have been documented scraping.

 

Bodie District:

  • Green Island:  A three-egg AMOY nest was lost due to over-wash on 4/30 and another AMOY pair is scraping.
  • Bodie Island:  A three-egg AMOY nest was lost due to predation on 4/29. There are currently no new scrapes or nests.
  • Bodie/Hatteras District (Rodanthe to Ramp 30):  Four breeding pairs have nests (two two-egg and two three-egg).  The first nest should hatch on or near 5/14.

 

Hatteras District:  Nine breeding pairs have nests (six three-egg, two two-egg and one one-egg) and there are at least three more pairs are on scrape territories. The first nest should hatch on or near 5/12.

 

Ocracoke District:  

  • North Ocracoke: Two pairs are occupying North Ocracoke. One pair has a three-egg nest. The other pair has documented scrapes around the area of Ramp 59.
  • Other Beaches (Ramp 59-Ramp 72): Two breeding pairs have nests.  The first nest should hatch on or around 5/14.
  • South Point: Two pairs of AMOYs are occupying the area south of Ramp 72. One pair is scraping on the east side of the pre-nesting closure. The other pair had a one-egg nest that was lost to weather on 4/29. A clutch continuation of one-egg was found on the soundside for the same pair, but this egg was also lost to weather on 5/2.

Colonial Waterbirds (CWB):

            Bodie District:  Least terns have been observed on Bodie Island and Bodie/Hatteras District. No scraping has been observed.

Hatteras District:  Least terns have been observed on most of Hatteras’ beaches. No scraping has been observed.

Ocracoke District:  Least terns and common terns have been observed at North Ocracoke and South Point. Gull-billed terns have been documented north of Ramp 68.  Least terns have been scraping on the east side of South Point.

 

Sea turtle nests: None

 

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

Bodie District:

  • 5/5- A dead, green sea turtle was found soundside Salvo.

 

Hatteras District:

  • 5/3 – A dead, moderately decomposed, female loggerhead sea turtle was found 2.8 mi SW of Ramp 49.

 

Ocracoke District:

  • 4/30 – A dead, moderately decomposed, female loggerhead sea turtle was found 0.4 mi S of Ramp 72.
  • 5/4 – A dead, moderately decomposed Kemp’s ridley sea turtle was found 1.3 mi N of Ramp 49 on the inlet shoreline.
  • 5/5 – A dead, severely decomposed loggerhead sea turtle was found 2.3 mi S of Ramp 72 on inlet shoreline.
  • 5/5 – A dead, severely decomposed green sea turtle was found 2.3 mi S of Ramp 72 on inlet shoreline.

 

Marine Mammals:

 

Bodie District:

  •  4/29- A dead, neonate bottlenose dolphin was located 0.5 mi N of Ramp 2 on Bodie Island.
  • 4/30 – A dead, neonate bottlenose dolphin was located on Green Island.

 

Hatteras District:

None this week

 

Ocracoke District:

            None this week

 

 

 

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed or Removed

Bodie District

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

Hatteras District

 

 

 

HI10-008-A

1.5 mi S of Ramp 38

AMOY

5/1/2010

HI10-003-B

1.1 mi SW of Ramp 55

AMOY

5/5/2010

Ocracoke District

 

 

 

OI10-001-B

Directly in front of Ramp 59

AMOY

5/2/2010

OI10-002-C

1.5 mi S of Ramp 72

AMOY

5/2/2010

OI10-001-C

North Ocracoke Spit

AMOY

5/4/2010

OI10-002-D

0.4 mi S of Ramp 72

LETE

5/4/2010

OI10-001-D

North Ocracoke Spit

PIPL

5/5/2010

 

Closure intrusions:

 

Bodie District:

None observed.

 

Hatteras District:

None observed.

 

Ocracoke District:

None observed.

 

 
Thursday, 29 April 2010 00:00

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Resource Management Field Summary for April 22 – April 28, 2010 

(Bodie, Hatteras and Ocracoke Districts)

 

Piping Plover (PIPL) Observations:

 

Observations

Thurs

4/22

Fri

4/23

Sat

4/24

Sun

4/25

Mon

4/26

Tues

4/27

Weds

4/28

Oregon Inlet

5

1

2

3

4

4

3

Cape Point

5

7

6

6

2

12

6

South Beach

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

Hatteras Inlet

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras Overwash

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N. Ocracoke

1

2

1

4

2

8

6

S. Ocracoke

2

3

2

4

2

0

4

 

Bodie District:

            Bodie Island:  Up to five PIPLs have been observed.  All have been observed foraging near the Bait Pond within the Bodie Island pre-nesting closure.  No breeding activity was observed.

 

Hatteras District:

            Cape Point:  Up to 12 PIPLs have been observed at one time.  Six pairs have nests. It currently cannot be determined whether or not there are other pairs at Cape Point.

 

            South Beach:  A lone male PIPL continues to be observed.

 

            Hatteras Overwash/Hatteras Inlet:  No PIPLs have been observed.

                                                                                                       

Other Beaches:  No PIPLs have been observed.

 

 

Ocracoke District:

            North Ocracoke:  Up to eight PIPLs have been observed foraging and/or roosting. On 4/23 scraping and territorial behavior was documented for one PIPL. On 4/28 one PIPL was observed on the oceanside shoreline.

           

South Point:  Up to four PIPLs have been observed along the inlet shoreline and within the mudflats. One pair has been consistently using the oceanside shoreline, resulting in the PIPL foraging closure on (4/23). Two pairs have one-egg nests as of 4/28.  Up to three additional pairs have been identified.  

 

 

PIPL Breeding Summary: 

 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Total Nests Hatched

Total Nests Lost

Total Eggs Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Lost Chicks

Fledged Chicks

8

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Nests/Expected hatch dates:

Nest 1 – Cape Point. This nest was exclosed as a three-egg nest on 4/17 and was a four-egg nest on 4/19.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/14.

Nest 2 – Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a two-egg nest on 4/15, exclosed as a three-egg nest on 4/18, and was a four-egg nest on 4/20.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/20.

Nest 3 – Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a two-egg nest on 4/22, exclosed as a three-egg nest on 4/24, and was a four-egg nest on 4/27.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/15.

Nest 4 – Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a two-egg nest on 4/22, exclosed as a three-egg nest on 4/24, and was a four-egg nest on 4/27.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/20.

Nest 5 – Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a one-egg nest on 4/22, exclosed as a three-egg nest on 4/28.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/23.

Nest 6 – Cape Point.  This nest was discovered as a two-egg nest on 4/22, exclosed as a four-egg nest on 4/27.  Hatching should occur on or near 5/21.

Nest 7 – South Point.  This nest was discovered as a one-egg nest on 4/28.  Hatching should occur near the last week of May.

Nest 8 – South Point.  This nest was discovered as a one-egg nest on 4/28.  Hatching should occur near the last week of May.

 

 

WIPL Update:

 

Ocracoke District:  Wilson’s plovers have been observed in the North Ocracoke pre-nesting closure. No breeding behavior or territorial displays have been noted.

 

 

American Oystercatchers (AMOY):  Pairs continue to be observed on scrape territories in all districts.

 

 

Location 

Total Nests to Date

Active Nests

Nests Hatched

Nests Lost

Total Chicks Hatched

Unfledged Chicks

Chicks Lost

Fledged Chicks

Green Island

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bodie District

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bodie/Hatteras District

4

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatteras District

7

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ocracoke District

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

CAHA TOTALS

15

15

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

2010 AMOY Breeding Pairs: Twenty of the 23 breeding pairs from 2009 have nested or set up territories.  One pair that has nested on the seashore in the past (but not in 2009) has nested.  Five potential new pairs have been documented scraping.

 

Bodie District:

  • Green Island:  One pair had a three-egg nest on 4/23 and another pair is scraping on the island.
  • Bodie Island:  Three of four breeding pairs from 2009 have returned.  One pair has a three-egg nest.  One pair has not been observed since 4/5.
  • Bodie/Hatteras District (Rodanthe to Ramp 30):  Four breeding pairs have nests.  One pair has nested in the territory of a 2009 pair that has not been observed this year.

 

Hatteras District:  Seven breeding pairs have nests (five three-egg and two one-egg) and at least five more pairs are on scrape territories. The first two nests should hatch on or near 5/14.

 

Ocracoke District:  

  • North End: Scraping has been documented for one pair on the east side of the pre-nesting closure, resulting in a full beach closure installed (4/28).
  • Other Beaches: Two pairs are found between Ramp 59 and Ramp 72. One pair has a 3 egg nest and the other has a two egg nest.
  • South Point: Two pairs of AMOYs are found south of Ramp 72. One pair is scraping on the east side of the pre-nesting closure. The other pair has new scrapes documented further south on the spit.

 

 

Colonial Waterbirds (CWB):

            Bodie District:  Least terns have been observed at Bodie Island. No breeding behaviors have been observed.

Hatteras District:  Least terns have been observed on most of Hatteras’ beaches. No breeding behaviors have been observed.

Ocracoke District:  Least terns have been observed at South Point. Gull-billed terns have been documented north of Ramp 68.  No breeding behaviors have been observed.

 

Sea turtle nests: None

Sea Turtle Strandings:

 

Bodie District:

  • None.

 

Hatteras District:

  • None.

 

Ocracoke District:

  • None.

 

Marine Mammals:

 

Bodie District:

  •  4/26- A dead, male bottlenose dolphin was located 0.8 mi N of Ramp 23 in Salvo Village (MDB084).    
  • 4/27 – A dead marine mammal (species undetermined) was reported by pedestrians on soundside Rodanthe. The animal has not been recovered.

 

Hatteras District:

  • 4/24- A live pygmy sperm whale was found washed up within the Cape Point pre-nesting closure 0.2 mi east of Ramp 45.
  • 4/28 – A dead male bottlenose dolphin was found 0.3 mi S of the Haulover Day Use area parking lot, soundside.

 

Ocracoke District:

  • 4/25 – A dead, male bottlenose dolphin was found 1.1 mi N of Ramp 67.
  • 4/27- A dead, male, neonate bottlenose dolphin was located 2.1 mi S of Ramp 72 in the South Point pre-nesting closure.
  • 4/28 – A dead neonate bottlenose dolphin was found 2.2 mi S of Ramp 72 in the South Point pre-nesting closure.
  • 4/28 – A dead neonate bottlenose dolphin was reported by a volunteer floating off of Springer’s Point. The animal has not been recovered.

 

Closures – additions/modifications/removals:

 

Closure #

Location

Species

Date Installed or Removed

Bodie District

 

 

 

BH10-002-A

0.7 mi N of Ramp 30

AMOY

4/22/2010

  BH10-001-B

0.1 mi S of Ramp 27

  AMOY

  4/27/2010

Hatteras District

 

 

 

HI10-010-A

0.8 mi S of Ramp 38

AMOY

4/23/2010

Ocracoke District

 

 

 

OI10-002-B

0.4 mi S of Ramp 72

PIPL

4/23/2010

OI10-005-R

0.4 mi SW of Ramp 59

AMOY

4/26/2010-removed

OI10-001-A

0.2 mi N of Ramp 59

AMOY

4/28/2010

 

Closure intrusions

 

Bodie District:

None observed.

 

Hatteras District:

None observed.

 

Ocracoke District:

None observed.

 

Deliberate Violations

 

Hatteras District:

 

4/22- Resource management staff discovered broken/pulled up signs and missing rope at the north end of a closure for AMOYs, 0.8 mi S of Ramp 38. As a result of the violation, the closure was expanded 50 meters to the north as is required by the consent decree.

 

 
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