Change in Harkers Island Visitor Center Hours
The Harkers Island Visitor Center is open Sunday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Morehead City Harbor Dredged Material Management Plan
Cape Lookout National Seashore is a cooperating agency in the Morehead City Harbor Integrated Dredged Material Management Plan being developed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. The full plan draft can be downloaded from the following link. More »
Two Young Horses Removed From Shackleford Banks Looking Toward a Bright Future
Contact: Wouter Ketel, (252) 728-2250 Ext. 3005
Harkers Island, NC. Cape Lookout National Seashore Superintendent Bob Vogel announces that a seven month old filly and a nine month old filly were removed from Shackleford Banks in early March. Veterinarians provided mild sedatives and the youngsters were transported by boat to the mainland.
Foal and yearling removal is part of the management strategy that keeps the number of horses on Shackleford Banks between 110 and 130. The herd now numbers 115, with approximately seven foals expected in 2007. The two youngsters were chosen for removal because their family lines are well represented on the island.
Removed foals are available for adoption. For information and/or an adoption application contact Anita Kimball at (252) 241-5222 or, after 6:00 p.m., Joy Lawrence at (252) 728-7111. To make an appointment to see the horses, contact Anita Kimball.
The herd on Shackleford Banks is cooperatively managed by the Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc., and Cape Lookout National Seashore.
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Unlike bird nests in trees, shorebird nests are simple depressions in the sand, called “scrapes”. These nests look much like the rest of the beach. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...