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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

NPS Threatened & Endangered Species Reports Available to Public

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Date: February 13, 2007
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111

Superintendent Mike Murray announced today that the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CAHA) 2006 Annual Reports for Threatened and Endangered Species have been released and are available to the public. As required in the August 2006 Biological Opinion on the CAHA Interim Protected Species Management Strategy, Seashore staff has completed and submitted these reports to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Raleigh Field Office by January 31, 2006.

The following reports have been released; 2006 Seabeach Amaranth Report, 2006 Piping Plover Report and 2006 Sea Turtle Report. For more information, these reports and associated appendices can be found on the CAHA website.

Go to: http://www.nps.gov/caha/naturescience/index.htm

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.