Tag: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
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September 19, 2019 | 5 minute read
Hurricane Dorian obliterated hundreds of sea-turtle nests at National Wildlife Refuges as it clawed north along the Atlantic coast earlier this month, officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) said. But it could have been much worse. The storm, wildlife refuge staff noted, had dissipated as it neared the fragile, sandy shores where turtles lay eggs. It obliterated some nests, but left others intact. Eroded sand dunes and a lost sea turtle egg at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more...
November 12, 2018 | 2 minute read
The general waterfowl hunting season has opened big at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Titusville, Florida. More than a dozen vehicles started lining up more than 24 hours in advance for the opening on Saturday, November 17. By the time the refuge opened at 4 a.m. that morning, the line of vehicles stretched over the Max Brewer Bridge into Titusville. So far, 960 hunters have harvested 2,411 ducks over the first two weeks of the regular waterfowl season. Read the full story...
On eve of early waterfowl hunting season, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Merritt Island NWR urges caution related to Hurricane Irma damage
September 15, 2017 | 2 minute read
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today urged waterfowl hunters to use caution on the eve of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge’s early waterfowl season pointing to damage and access challenges in Hurricane Irma’s wake. The early waterfowl season is set to run from September 16 through September 24. The early teal season will be open as planned this year. Reaching some areas will be challenging. Hunters should expect high water levels, storm damage and submerged debris. Read the full story...
April 5, 2010 | 3 minute read
Even a national wildlife refuge has to work hard to keep its habitat the Florida scrub jay needs it: low oak scrub, with no tall trees where predators like hawks can hide. So the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will spend $905,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds – popularly known as stimulus funds – for habitat improvements at Merritt that will help the scrub jay to survive and thrive. Read the full story...