• Ocean waters of Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

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Stories

Stories are a shared history that connects us to everything around us - people, objects, animals, or places. It is through stories that we learn about the triumphs, tragedies, daily struggles, challenges and opportunities that have shaped an area and all that can be found within it.

The history of Cape Hatteras National Seashore is rich with stories from the earliest settlements to modern times. Stories of war, piracy, devastating storms, shipwrecks, and moving a lighthouse have all helped shape the seashore and the people who live here.

Did You Know?

Seasparkle, a tiny dinoflagellate that can be seen glowing in the surfline at night.

The beaches along Cape Hatteras National Seashore sparkle at night. When you kick the sand, you disturb tiny dinoflagellates like seasparkle, magnified in the picture to the left. A chemical reaction causes them to glow with a blue-green light.