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  • A beach covered in sea turtle eggs and other debris washed ashore from Hurricane Dorian
    Information icon Debris and sea turtle eggs washed up by Hurricane Dorian at Archie Carr NWR. Photo by Erin Seney, UCF Marine Turtle Research Group.

    Dorian report: Sea-turtle nest losses could have been worse

    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...


  • A circular cloud seen from space.
    Information icon Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station. Photo by Astronaut Ricky Arnold, NASA.

    Service prepares for Hurricane Florence impact in Carolinas

    September 11, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Hurricane Florence has the Carolinas in her sights. The Category 4 storm, with winds of up to 130 miles per hour, is expected to hit the North Carolina coast north of Wilmington late Thursday night, bringing a storm surge of 4-12 feet, according to Kevin Scasny, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) meteorologist. Florence has the potential to cause “catastrophic damage,” Scasny said Tuesday morning on a planning conference call conducted by the Service.  Read the full story...

  • A father and two boys show off a red basket of blue crabs.
    Information icon David Hild, along with his son James and friend Jadon Midgett, enjoyed a beautiful morning at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Fishing and Crabbing Rodeo during a past event.

    Celebrate America’s Great Outdoors Month at the Pea Island Refuge Fishing/Crabbing Rodeo

    June 2, 2017 | 2 minute read

    Come join your friends and neighbors for the annual Fishing/Crabbing Rodeo on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, June 10 from 9 am to noon. This is one of the most looked-forward-to annual events for families on the Outer Banks. Don’t miss it! The Rodeo is a great way to introduce a child, relative, or friend to the fun activities of crabbing and fishing. This is the only day that North Pond, directly behind the Pea Island Visitor Center, is open to the public for crabbing and fishing.  Read the full story...

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