High Surf Advisory in effect; Swells from distant Hurricane Larry expected to peak on Friday

Swells from distant Hurricane Larry continue to are expected to continue on Thursday and will peak on Friday before gradually subsiding over the weekend, per a recent update from the National Weather Service. A High Surf Advisory is in effect from Duck to Cape Lookout until Saturday morning. Dangerous rip currents are expected into the […]

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Distant Tropical Storm Henri could bring rough surf, dangerous rip currents starting Friday

Swells from distant Tropical Storm Henri will impact Hatteras and Ocracoke Island beaches from Friday through the weekend, resulting in rough surf and the potential for life-threatening rip currents, per a recent update from the National Weather Service Newport /Morehead City office. Though Henri is expected to remain well offshore, increased swell from Henri will […]

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Two-headed sea turtle hatchling discovered near ORV Ramp 32 on Hatteras Island

On the morning of Monday, August 16, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) biological technicians discovered a live, two-headed loggerhead sea turtle hatchling during one of their routine sea turtle nest excavations. The excavation occurred south of Ramp 32 on Hatteras Island, in between the villages of Avon and Salvo. “Overall, genetic deformities of sea turtle […]

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