loggerhead turtle critical habitat

Local - August 9
2:16 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Fish and Wildlife Reexamining Critical Habitat Proposal for Loggerhead Turtles

Courtesy NOAA

Carteret County’s public officials may be even more opposed to designating their beaches as critical habitat for endangered loggerhead turtles than Cape Fear-area leaders. Thursday night’s Morehead City public hearing on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed rule drew more than 100 citizens—compared to around 30 who attended Tuesday’s hearing in Charleston, and Wilmington’s 80 on Wednesday. Fish and Wildlife will now draft another version of the rule.

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