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Possible World War II Mine Washes Ashore At Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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This object washed ashore Monday at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, prompting a call for a military bomb disposal unit/NPS

A round object that looks similar to a World War II mine washed ashore at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on Monday, prompting a call to a Marine Corps explosives team to remove it. The object was spotted near Ramp 34 in Avon, North Carolina.

"A 200-meter buffer zone has been established to ensure visitor safety," a park release said. "The section of beach within the buffer zone will be reopened once an all clear is received from the" Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point) Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit.

As severe weather related to Hurricane Maria continues to impact the Atlantic Ocean, the Park Service urged beachgoers to be aware of the possibility that a variety of hazardous items may wash ashore.

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Any theories about where it's been the last 75 years?  Bobbing around?  Under sand?  Tethered to sunken machinery?


A little living history?


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