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What are the poles in the dunes on the Baptist camp property at the east end of Oak Island?

Amanda Lisk

The poles are high-frequency radar antennas that have been placed on the Fort Caswell Baptist camp property by the University of South Carolina as part of an ocean study, says Brian Hemphill, director of the N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell.

The high-frequency radar, he said, is used nationwide as part of the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) to help better understand the predictions of waves and currents throughout the region and assist the United States Coast Guard in their search and rescue operations.

To learn more about the IOOS visit https://ioos.noaa.gov/project/hf-radar/

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