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Beach Closed For Endangered Chicks

Piping plover chicks prompted the closure of nearly a mile of beach along the Oregon Inlet.

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Beach Closed For Endangered Chicks
OCRACOKE, N.C. — Beachgoers are being asked to make way for endangered birds recently hatched along the Oregon Inlet.

The National Park service shut down nearly a mile of beach near the Bonner Bridge to protect the piping plovers.

The fragile, 6-inch birds are protected under the Endangered Species Act.

The beach could reopn in about a month after the chicks can fly, said park rangers.

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