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Identifying Rip Currents

With a high risk of rip currents all along the North Carolina coast this week and a number of related deaths and rescues, being able to recognize the dangerous conditions can help save lives.

Scientists from the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute and Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue use fluorescein dye to track rip currents within the surf zone as illustrated in this short video without sound from 2015.

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