• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Protected Species 2012 Annual Reports

2012 Resource Management Annual Reports

Piping Plover
2012 Piping Plover Report

Sea Turtles
2012 Sea Turtles Report

Seabeach Amaranth
2012 Seabeach Amaranth Report

Colonial Waterbirds
2012 Colonial Waterbirds Report

American Oystercatcher
2012 American Oystercatcher Report

Did You Know?

This artist's rendering shows the U.S.S. Monitor foundering in a storm off of Cape Hatteras in December 1862.

The U.S.S. Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras during a storm in December 1862. The wreck's location was a mystery until 1973 when a research vessel found the ship 16 miles off the cape in 230 feet of water. In 1975, the Monitor was named the nation’s first National Marine Sanctuary.