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    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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  • ORV Plan Comment Period Extended

    On May 23, 2014, the NPS released a Environmental Impact Statement for its Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan for a 60-day comment period, which was extended to September 4. The comment period will be extend an additional 15 days until September 19, 2014.

Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Learn about the life cycle of loggerhead sea turtles, why they are threatened with extension, and what we can do to help save these amazing reptiles.



Sea Turtle Vocabulary

Clutch - group of eggs in a nest.

Hatchling - a turtule which has recently hatched out of an egg.

Predator - an animal that catches and eats another animal, called prey.

Yokeless or Spacer Eggs - eggs without the yellow yoke. The yoke is the part of the egg which turns into a hatchling.

Sargasso Sea - an area in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean where the currents have deposited sea grasses, like sargassum.

Did You Know?

Portsmouth villagers stand on the steps of their newly completed church in 1915.

Portsmouth Village had as many as 685 people living there near its height in 1860. Buildings still standing there today include a church, Life-Saving Station, post office and school. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...