SEA LIFE Use caution to avoid jellyfish and stingrays.  If stung by a jellyfish, do not touch irritated skin or wash with fresh water.  Rather, rinse the affected area with salt water and apply vinegar.  Shuffle your feet lightly while wading to avoid stepping on stingrays. LIGHTNING and THUNDER If you can see lightning or hear thunder, you are within striking distance.  Seek safe shelter immediately!

Park Services lifeguarded beaches open May 28 through Labor Day Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s lifeguarded beaches will open on Saturday, May 28, for the 2011 season.  Lifeguard services will be available at Coquina Beach (Nags Head), Buxton Beach (Buxton), and Ocracoke Beach Day Use Area from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. six days a week […] Local News |  Full Article