NPS Annual Threatened and Endangered Species Reports Available to Public
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111 ext 148
Superintendent Mike Murray announced today that the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CAHA) 2007 Annual Reports for Threatened and Endangered Species have been released and are available to the public. As required in the August 2006 Biological Opinion on the CAHA Interim Protected Species Management Strategy, Seashore staff has completed and submitted these reports to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Raleigh Field Office by January 31, 2007.
The following reports have been released; 2007 Seabeach Amaranth Report, 2007 Piping Plover Report and 2007 Sea Turtle Report. For more information, these reports and associated appendices can be found on the CAHA website.
Did You Know?
The U.S.S. Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras during a storm in December 1862. The wreck's location was a mystery until 1973 when a research vessel found the ship 16 miles off the cape in 230 feet of water. In 1975, the Monitor was named the nation’s first National Marine Sanctuary.