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This study examined thermal stress among eleven species of Procellariiform seabirds taken off the North Carolina coast. All species possessed well-developed rete mirabile ophthalmicums and intercarotid anastomoses, both playing a role in regulating blood flow and brain temperatures during heat stress.
Leatherback turtles have been sighted in the coastal waters off North Topsail Beach. The authors report their observations of leatherbacks regarding feeding behavior, fish associations, and the simultaneous occurrence of the turtles with jellyfish.
This study examined core body temperatures of twenty-three species of sea birds collected off the North Carolina coast between 1977 and 1982. Results indicate no differences between body temperatures of foraging and non-incubating sea birds at the nesting colonies.