POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (CBS/AP) — An Ocean County shore community has moved its weekly beach fireworks show to accommodate endangered birds nesting and hatching there. More than 150 pairs of American oystercatchers, least terns, and black skimmers have successively laid eggs near Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant.
So officials have moved the weekly summer fireworks shows, which started Thursday, to an area south of where the birds are located.
The nesting and hatching area has been roped off and aquarium employees are monitoring the birds at least twice a day. Some birds have already nested and hatched, while others have just started to nest.
Officials estimate the birds will be around for at least another six weeks.
Aquarium officials say visitors are encouraged to observe the birds.
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