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Sea Oats at Hatteras

Hatteras Morning - 0633 EDT

The Outer Banks or “OBX” are barrier islands on the North Carolina coast.  Bodie, Roanoke, Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands form a thin ribbon of sand for 200 miles, separating the Atlantic Ocean from Currituck, Croatan, Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.   Seaward, sand dunes are stabilized by Sea Oats, American Beach Grass, Seashore Elder and Bitter Panicum, a mix of the grasses found in states to the North and South.   American Beach Grass dominates to the North, Sea Oats to the south.  North Carolina is the transition zone, similar to the meeting of the cold Labrador and warm Gulf-stream currents, offshore.  Sea Oats or “Uniola paniculata” are so important to coastline preservation, they are protected by law in North Carolina and most southern states.  

2 responses

  1. Nancy Bond

    Ok, now I want to hope a plane just to see this wonderful site. Brooke this is magnificent!

    August 18, 2010 at 2:05 am

  2. Deniese

    This one is absolutely stunning… vibrant colors, lovely contrast, love the area and the sea oats… Brooke, amazing shot!

    August 18, 2010 at 2:11 am

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