In what's being called the "first deliberate vandalism incident" of the spring nesting season at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, someone drove through a resource closure area set up to protect a nesting pair of American Oystercatchers.
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If you're planning to visit Cape Hatteras National Seashore, most of the campgrounds will be open for business on April 2, although the Cape Point Campground isn't scheduled to open until May 28.
As they say, a picture is worth a 1,000 words. Proof can be found in this slide show that captures the power of Tropical Storm Ida at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
The remains of Tropical Storm Ida have inflicted some of the heaviest damage that Atlantic Coast beaches have seen in quite a few years. NPS units in the impacted area will have a major cleanup & fix up job on their hands.
Yet another act of vandalism has struck nesting grounds at Cape Hatteras National Seashore -- this time involving a turtle nest -- and in turn seashore officials expanded the off-limits boundary area around the site.