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3592
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Removal of the Quaker Neck Dam on the Neuse River near Goldsboro opens up 75 miles of the river, plus tributaries, to spawning fish, including striped bass. Built in 1952, the 260-foot dam was the first one in the state removed for environmental reasons.
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3536
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Purchased with $3 million in private funds, the skeleton of an Arcocanthasauras dinosaur will be displayed in 1999 at the new N.C. State Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. It will be the only one of its kind exhibited in the world.
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3742
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Cases of rabies have increased from 71 in 1993 to almost 900 in 1997. Although cats, rabbits, beavers, and cows have been found to be rabid, the prime carrier of the disease continues to be raccoons.
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3969
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Before the 1980s, some of the best largemouth bass fishing was found in Currituck Sound. However, various factors, including increased salinity and the disappearance of aquatic vegetation, led to its decline, along with supporting businesses. Twenty years later, selected area restocking and the return of aquatic vegetation are helping to restore the fishery.
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3785
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The 1998 state waterfowl stamps and print feature Canadian geese and the historic Currituck Shooting Club in Corolla. Money from sales supports the North Carolina Wildlife Commission's Waterfowl Fund.
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A hundred years ago the state's oystermen annually harvested over 2.5 million bushels. However, overharvesting by dredging, lack of fishing law enforcement, pollution, coastal development, and, since 1989, a naturally occurring oyster disease have all but destroyed the industry. Today about 40,000 bushels are harvested yearly.
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26396
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All North Carolina migratory game bird hunters are required to have a current Harvest Information Program (HIP) certification, in addition to a valid license while hunting during the 1997 season. The new program will help state wildlife agencies develop more reliable estimates of bird populations.
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Friend of Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 45 Issue (44)4, Fall 1997, p16
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3213
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The N.C. Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network reported 502 strandings in 1996, an increase of 44.6 percent from 1995. Carteret County had the most strandings. To date, scientists have yet to find a way to avoid this or why this phenomenon occurs.
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3214
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Tag-A-Giant, the N.C. Giant Bluefin Tuna Conservation Series, is a combined research effort of scientists and anglers to tag one hundred bluefins caught off Cape Hatteras in 1997. Scientists hope to recover five to ten percent of the archival tags.
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3342
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Fewer Canadian geese migrate to the Outer Banks each year. To understand more about migration patterns, wildlife managers are using geese specially equipped with transmitters that are tracked by the French-based ARGOS system.
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3253
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The N.C. Wildlife Commission's new computerized Customer Support System can assign a boat number, record the information, and print a registration card and three-year decal in just seconds. This greatly reduces the possible sixty-day waiting period.
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3341
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Beginning in July, 1997, all hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses and permits will be sold statewide using the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's Customer Support System. Use of the computer wall mean less waiting time.
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3339
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In the summer of 1996, the destructive forces of hurricanes Bertha and Fran caused widespread damage to woodlands and animal habitats far inland, to the Piedmont. Nature, though, has a built-in resiliency that provides for eventual recovery.
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3523
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By the mid-1800s, elk were eliminated from the state. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and other agencies are conducting studies to see if elk can be reintroduced in the park. If the report is favorable, fifty elk will be released in 1998.
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