In a wild stretch of sea off the coast of North Carolina, sharp-eyed observers began to notice something unusual emerging from the waves. Over time, a brand-new island appeared, stretching for a mile through treacherous waters. And when investigators finally reached it, they were amazed by what they found.
During the summer months, the Outer Banks is one of North Carolina’s most popular tourist destinations. A string of islands and sandbars, the picturesque expanse extends for some 200 miles off the eastern coast of the United States.