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Ocean City Interemdiate School Students Show Support for Endangered Species: Report

The students helped bring attention to the plight of the Piping Plover, The Press of Atlantic City reports.

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About 20 fourth-grade students from the Ocean City Intermediate School helped bring awareness to the plight of an endangered species on Monday, The Press of Atlantic City reports.

The students helped the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey post signs on the beach in Strathmere proclaiming "Piping Plovers are endangered because of habitat loss by humans" and "Plover Power!" according to the report. The Piping Plover has been an endangered species since 1986.

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steve fenichel May 27, 2014 at 09:48 AM
It would be good if these students could educate members of the City Council as well as the Public on the need to protect the Rainforest from being destroyed. With some members of Council suggesting old growth hardwood for boardwalk decking a mandatory return to 4th grade is needed. With climate change melting the glaciers with resulting rising seas the destruction of the Rainforests makes humanity an endangered species.
George May 28, 2014 at 07:22 AM
SF, your kidding right? I think it's much more important to teach the children about finance, economics, how to accumulate wealth, basic building and working skills, engineering, fishing and hunting, and other outdoor activities etc, especially hunting so they can shoot those little rascals and have them for appetizers wrapped in bacon.
steve fenichel May 28, 2014 at 05:38 PM
In pursuit of trying to educate George Whothehellareyou (which as long as he remains undercover allows him to continue his bold but ignorant statements) here is the best 4 minute statement on climate change: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2014/may/23/john-oliver-best-climate-debate-ever
Eleanor May 29, 2014 at 08:08 AM
A year or two ago the Patch ran pictures of the number of red fox sightings in OC. Even I have seen a couple. Foxes prey on the plovers - they raid their nests and hunt the live birds. Feral cats will also prey on plovers. Seagulls and crows also prey on plovers. In fact since plovers nest near water other than the ocean that are also watering places for other animals that prey on plovers like raccoons, skunks, opossums, coyotes. Also the Atlantic coast plovers are not "endangered" they are "threatened" - there is a difference.

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