CAPE POINT, NC (CNN) – A new island has formed off North Carolina. It’s a mile long, about 300-yards wide and it recently appeared off the tip of Cape Point near the Cape Hatteras lighthouse.
Officials say the current around it is as strong as a rip current — so visitors should not try to walk or swim to it.
Plus, locals say sharks and large stingrays have been spotted there.
But, the new island is a great place for seashells. Some are even calling it “Shelly Island.”