First Piping Plovers, Now Sea Turtles Descend on Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Aug 27, 2008 Full story: National Parks Traveler 9

Loggerhead turtles, such as this female, are one of five species of sea turtles found at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

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J Sadler

Gretna, VA

#1 Sep 5, 2008
Many of us work hard all year long to be able to go to the beach once a year and relax. We go to introduce our children and grandchildren to the magic of Hatteras National Seashore. It is a shame to have a National Park, supposed to be owned by all of us that live in the USA, and not be able to go on the beach due to some crazy environmentalists. We love and respect the land too, although we are not unrealistic about it. All people should be able to go out on the beach in Hatteras. There is plenty of room for the wildlife and the people. What gives those people the right to take away our beach? We should all be able to enjoy it not just the piping plover and the sea turtles.
Environmentalist Wacko

AOL

#2 Sep 26, 2008
Piping plovers and sea turtles are important. People are not.
sara

King George, VA

#3 Sep 28, 2008
Environmentalist Wacko wrote:
Piping plovers and sea turtles are important. People are not.
Everyone will give an account before God for what we say & have done in this life.

The Piping plovers don't even live on the island!!

Genesis 1:26,28

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

God made man to have Dominion over the fowl of the air. This means the Birds in the air.

Not the other way around...
Lee25

United States

#4 Sep 29, 2008
Typical liberal whacko. In his opinion people should not even live on a barrier island to begin with, so there is no sympathy for us humans what so ever.
Most likely believes people should not hunt, fish, drive motorized vehicles or cut trees. It seems to be ok to play God though and kill untold numbers of ghost crabs, foxes, otters and anything else that is trying to get a meal and survive in the wild, to protect a few birds that at at the extreme edge of their natural habitat and in fact were not even there a few years ago.
PEOPLE THIS HAS TO STOP or someday you might not even be able to walk in your own back yard because some whacko decided your property is critical habatit for some species and your needs are not important.
Let nature take care of itself we all respect and protect Hatteras Island and it's resources. We were doing just fine before these people came along and started causing problems.
George W

Burke, VA

#5 Oct 7, 2008
You can fool me twice and its shame on you but if you fool me once its like a bird ....in my hand.
Susan C

Newport News, VA

#6 Nov 12, 2008
I would very much like to witness the sea turtles nesting, hatching and running to the ocean. I do not believe that any God or Universe would allow only a small group of people (that chose themselves) to witness such an amazing act of nature. And yes, I believe that "We the people" own the National Seashore. Take some of the time you spend fighting and put a guard down there if you are worried. I don't want anything to happen to them either. But, then I don't have a choice.
OBXangler

Wilmington, NC

#7 Nov 26, 2008
Protect the turtles and birds! The National Seashore is a national treasure and it should be protected, not destroyed. It is the best for everyone! Park Service should do more to protect this place.
Sweater Girl

Clayton, NC

#8 Dec 1, 2008
Oh Sara, true your bible verses are correct, but your interpretation is way off. God gave us the power, but also the responsibility. We are the caretakers of the earth my dear. It is an important responsibility. And if we do not do our job, that is our choice, but also our downfall.

I have learned quite a bit about this issue this year, and I have listened to many people's ideas and interests. I believe that the original tribal people of the OuterBanks should be given 100% access anywhere. They are the ones who really have been hurt and for many decades by the actions of the US government. All the rest of us visitors are just that: visitors. The balance is to take care of the earth and allow for our enjoyment. We don't 'need' the beach.

I live here and I can tell you that there has not been one day that I did not have access to a beach within a bike ride of where I live. I don't mind sharing the beach if it means that our world will be better cared for.

Blessing to you all
sara

King George, VA

#9 Dec 4, 2008
Sweater Girl wrote:

I live here and I can tell you that there has not been one day that I did not have access to a beach within a bike ride of where I live. I don't mind sharing the beach if it means that our world will be better cared for.
Blessing to you all
Hey where do you live ? On the Island ?

I grew up on the Island in Buxton.

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