Cape Hatteras National Seashore is rich in cultural and natural diversity, drawing scientists from many different disciplines to conduct research here. At the start of the 1900s, Meteorologists from the US Weather Bureau set up a weather station in Hatteras village to gain a better understanding of weather patterns. Geologists study the formation and migration of barrier islands and inlets, oceanographers explore the secrets of the Gulf Stream and the Labrador Current, and biologists research several of the species that call Cape Hatteras National Seashore home. Learn about some of the scientific research that is currently being done all across the seashore, or has been done in the past.
Last updated: December 8, 2017