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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

New Ponies Join Ocracoke Island Herd

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Date: December 18, 2009

Sacajawea and Jitterbug, two new "Outer Banks" ponies, have joined the Ocracoke Island herd and are acclimating to their new environment. Shortly after arrival, under grey and cloudy skies, they were introduced to the members of their new herd and released. The National Park Service adopted the two fillies from the Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc. in Beaufort, NC. NPS photo 1(Jitterbug)  NPS photo 2(Sacajawea)

Did You Know?

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.