Tag: Pea 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...
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...
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...