Cape Hatteras


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Hatteras, Cape

(hăt`ərəs), promontory on Hatteras Island, a low, sandy, barrier bar between the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound, E N.C. Called the Graveyard of the Atlantic, the cape experiences frequent storms that drive ships landward toward its dangerous shallow depths. Cape Hatteras National Seashore (30,319 acres/12,279 hectares; est. 1937), a vast expanse of sand and water, is made up of Hatteras, Bodie, and Ocracoke islands and comprises one of the largest stretches of undeveloped seashore on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (built 1870) was removed in 1936 due to heavy beach erosion. A new lighthouse structure stands farther inland. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Sea levels between Cape Hatteras and Boston are projected to rise faster than the global average (SN: 7/28/12, p.
In 1999, the agency moved the 4,830-ton Cape Hatteras Light Station nearly 3,000 feet inland to protect the 130-year-old structure from shoreline erosion.
The report notes that the Cape Cod, Fire Island, Assateague Island, and Cape Hatteras national seashores already are experiencing rates of sea-level rise well above the global average.
And the Outer Banks tick all the boxes whatever your taste, from all-action Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head to miles of wild, unspoilt sand dunes leading south to Cape Hatteras.
Three years later, I found myself aboard the research vessel Cape Hatteras as part of a group of oceanographers, astrobiologists, engineers, and crew members hunting for new hydrothermal vent sites in a different ocean.
EDT (0600 GMT), Irene had sustained winds of 185 km per hour and its center was about 740 km south-southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
Bush helped the crew of a catamaran stranded about 90 miles off Cape Hatteras, N.
For example, by searching for a list of African-Americans who served aboard certain vessels, researchers learned that three were assigned to USS Monitor, the Navy's first ironclad warship, when she sank in December 1862 off Cape Hatteras, N.
Larval abundance at Little Egg Inlet could be used as a fishery-independent index of spawning stock size north of Cape Hatteras in future stock assessments.
similis includes shallow nearshore marine habitats south of Cape Hatteras as well as in the Gulf of Mexico.
It reads: fluid on a rotating body commences off Cape Hatteras and continues north to the Grand Banks.
Earl was due to pass near the Outer Banks overnight, making its closest approach near Cape Hatteras around 2 a.