Piping Plover Nest Hatches Closing Cape Point
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111
The National Park Service announces that the first piping plover nest of the season has hatched at Cape Point, resulting in the temporary closure of the area from Ramp 43 south to the tip of Cape Point.Effective Saturday, May 12, 2012, Ramp 44 is closed and ORV and pedestrian access is prohibited beyond that point.In addition, Ramp 45 and the Interdunal Road are closed to ORV and pedestrian access.Ramp 43 remains open with ORV and pedestrian access 0.4 of a mile north.
For information on areas within the Seashore that remain open for recreational uses, see:
http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/off-road-vehicle-use.htmor call 252-473-2111 ext. 148.
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.