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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

NPS Take Me Fishing Program

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News Release Date: June 16, 2008

Victoria Fan, of Dublin, Ohio, proudly displays her "prized" catch of a small Hogfish that she caught with the help of Ranger Brian Przystawski at a National Park Service interpretive fishing program this past Thursday. The national park sites on the Outer Banks; Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial offer over 230 free programs per week to park visitors throughout the summer months. To learn more about these programs, check the parks’ websites: www.nps.gov/caha, www.nps.gov/fora, www.nps.gov/wrbr; or get a copy of the park newspaper, In The Park, at any NPS visitor center or Outer Banks Visitors Bureau welcome center.NPS photo.

Did You Know?

Sea Whip, though it looks like a plant, is actually whole colony of animals.

A piece of sea whip that washes up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore is not a plant, but the skeleton of a whole colony of animals. A tiny animal lived in each hole on the yellow, orange or purple stems. It had a mouth, a stomach and eight tentacles to catch food.