Cape Hatteras


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National Parks
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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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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.
Harvest Moon Grille serves the 'best pork in the universe' Cape Hatteras lighthouse is America's tallest North Carolina has miles of pretty beaches There's plenty to do for thrill-seekers Charlotte's skyline gives it a mini-New York feel.
At 5,000 to 6,500 meters (3 to 4 miles) deep, the seafloor below the Cape Hatteras was more than twice as deep as the site of my first dive and at present too deep for Alvin.
A coastal North Carolina stock (extending from Cape Hatteras southward) has been hypothesized (Burke et al.
Lawrence in Canada to Cape Hatteras in the United States (latitude, 35[degrees] N) (Andrews 1971, Abbott 1974).
Earl's centre, located about 355 miles south of Cape Hatteras on Thursday morning, is expected to pass near North Carolina's Outer Banks by the evening before gradually tracking up the east coast on Friday.
But forecasters were predicting the storm would change its course slightly late Wednesday and deal a glancing blow to North Carolina, making its closest approach to Cape Hatteras on Thursday.
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We monitored nesting success of American Oystercatchers at Cape Lookout (76[degrees] 32' W, 34[degrees] 36' N) and Cape Hatteras (75[degrees] 31' W, 35[degrees] 24' N) national seashores in North Carolina during 2002 and 2003.
We left Halifax on January 14, 1942 and after brief stops in Boston and New York, we set sail for Bermuda via Cape Hatteras.
Ophelia was centred 240 miles east-south-east of Charleston, South Carolina, and 290 miles south of Cape Hatteras, the National Hurricane Centre said.
While outside its mission, the lab was called on to identify two sets of remains recovered from the Civil War vessel USS Monitor, which went down with 16 hands off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.