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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina


College Student Helps at Lighthouse

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News Release Date: April 22, 2008
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111 ext 164

College Student Helps at Lighthouse: Lead park ranger at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Laura Sturtz of Frisco, NC, greets young visitors during last Friday’s seasonal opening of the lighthouse. Laura works at Cape Hatteras National Seashore as a student employee. Summer student positions are still available at the Outer Banks national park sites; call (252) 473-2111, x164 for more information.

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.