A “beach tangleball” – a tangled clump of twigs, pine needles and other natural debris woven by ocean waves.
A “beach tangleball” – a tangled clump of twigs, pine needles and other natural debris woven by ocean waves. Cape Lookout National Seashore
A “beach tangleball” – a tangled clump of twigs, pine needles and other natural debris woven by ocean waves. Cape Lookout National Seashore

News & Observer reporter Abbie Bennett is a charter member of the McClatchy Carolinas real-time team. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and has won awards for her investigative, politics and breaking news reporting.