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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

New Member Joins Ocracoke Pony Herd

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Date: February 15, 2012
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

The Ocracoke Pony herd has a new member!"Alonso," a three year old registered Spanish stallion from the Corolla Wild Horse herd, was recently adopted by the National Park Service (NPS) and transported to Ocracoke Island on February 2, 2012.

For more information link to the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSbzE7gdInc&feature=share

or check the Corolla Wild Horse website at: http://www.corollawildhorses.org/

For park information regarding the Ocracoke Ponies check:http://www.nps.gov/caha/historyculture/ocracokeponies.htmor call 252-928-5111.

-NPS-

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Lightning whelks are one of the few species of

Lightning whelks eat about one large clam per month. The whelk pries the clam open with its muscular foot, wedges the clam open with its shell, then eats the soft inside of the clam. Lightning whelk shells, which whorl to the left, wash up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.