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There's a new island in North Carolina's Outer Banks. But it's not going to be a tourist destination any time soon. The Outer Banks are barrier islands that change in shape and number as sand is rearranged by storms, waves, and ocean currents. The new island is nearly a mile long, surrounded by rough seas and covered with shells and bits of old shipwrecks (reflecting the area's nickname, "Graveyard of the Atlantic"). Because of the unstable nature of the Outer Banks, no one knows for sure if this new island will be bigger or gone completely by next Independence Day. news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/new-shelly-island-appears-cape-hatteras-north-carolina-coast
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