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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-

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.