NPS Reopens Bodie Island Spit
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111
Effective today, Cape Hatteras National Seashore has lifted the nighttime closure on Bodie Island Spit located 1 mile south of Ramp 4. The area had been closed since last Friday night for resource protection of an American Oystercatcher and newly hatched chick. The adult American Oystercatcher and chick are feeding within the pre-nesting closure area near the pond.
“We would like to thank the visiting public for their cooperation and compliance of this temporary closure. We are also happy to be able to lift these closures whenever possible. While it is our responsibility to protect these birds, we also wish to provide our visitors with positive experiences on the Seashore,” stated Outer Banks Group Superintendent Mike Murray.
Did You Know?
This is not a space alien, even though it has a transparent body, wings, and a very large eye. Giant water fleas grow up to 2 cm long, and are a food source for small fish that shelter in the sound. You can swim with them in the sound-side waters off Cape Hatteras National Seashore.