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KITTY HAWK, NC - AUGUST 26: A surfer heads out to take advantage of the waves as Hurricane Irene begins to stir up the water along the North Carolina coast August 26, 2011 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Dare County, which includes the vacation towns of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, has ordered a mandatory evacuation of tourists and residents as Hurricane Irene strengthens and moves closer to the area. The eye of the hurricane is expected to pass over Dare County tomorrow afternoon. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Every 10-15 years it is normal to see some sand or land pop up but this island is almost a mile long and a football field in width at it’s widest point. Is it safe? What is it? So many questions!

The Outer Banks already produce some of the strongest currents and harbor predators.. getting to this island may not be the safest thing to do, but it can be done. Just a few months ago in April, this land mass appeared poking through the surf.. making it a brand new Atlantic Ocean island.

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Article Courtesy of National Geographic