There are a few positives that have come out of this pandemic. Oceans are clearing up, air pollution is dissipating and animals are living their best lives without humans littering and crowding places. This beach in North Carolina is beginning to fill up with unique and rare shells since the shelter-in-place order was issued.

The Outer Banks in North Carolina have open-sea beaches, state parks and national park sites, as well as diving sites for scuba diving. The shelter-in-place order prohibits tourists from being on the beaches, which has turned out to be a good thing.

This beach is already a hotspot for large and even prehistoric fossil shells and sea glass findings, but tourists and locals usually have to search far and wide for them.

Because of the shells piling up, the beach now looks more like a room filled with Legos covering every inch of the floor.

The Outer Banks is a part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. The organization posted a video on its Facebook page of a local ranger on patrol. In the video, users can see the wide variety of colorful shells on the shore in mass amounts.

The video was uploaded on Monday, April 13 and already has over 5,000 views and plenty of positive reactions from locals and neighboring states' residents. 

Facebook users have been raving about the discovery since the video was first posted. Many posted excited comments about getting on the beach to collect some shells.

One user, Leanna Colarich commented, "Thank you!!!! You've made my day!!! Day 22 of self-isolation in my home in Ohio. 46 degrees and gray."

Some viewers are asking for longer videos and for some close-ups of the shells on the beach daily so they can look for them when the ban is lifted. 

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