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Hydrilla and alligator weed are two exotic plants that are getting a chokehold on the state's waterways. Hydrilla forms dense mats on waterways that prevent fishing and boating. Alligator weed functions in the same manner, but it can also establish itself on land with devastating effect. Ashley discusses what is being done to control these invasive plants.
The three largest members of the freshwater catfish family - channel, blue, and flathead catfish - live in the state's streams. In size, the blue is the largest, weighing up to 150 pounds, followed by the channel and flathead. Ashley describes and compares the catfish.
The brook silverside, a small beaked fish, although previously undocumented in the Carolinas, has seen to have expanded its range northward into the Atlanic slope that includes the rivers of North Carolina.