Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science Vol. 119 Issue 4, Winter 2003
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Three taxa within the leech family Glossiphoniidae are poorly known with respect to their biology and systematics. New information has been collected on their biology, anatomy, and hunter-prey behaviors.
Researchers at East Carolina University conducted a study of tiger beetle (Megacephela carolina carolina) behavioral responses to simulations of bat echo location calls. Results reveal a host of acoustic startle response behaviors, suggesting that tiger beetles may have evolved hearing organs as a direct result of the hunting pressures exerted by insectivorous bats.
The summer flounder, southern flounder, and gulf flounder all occur in southeastern estuaries of the United States. This study documented the tidally influenced movement of flounders in the upper intertidal zone of DeVeaux Bank, South Carolina. Flounders form sand beds which can be used to characterize the utilization of the intertidal zone by flounders.
Dwarf goatfish (Upeneus parvus) have been known in North Carolina since it was first collected in 1902, yet information on its biology and ecology is far from complete. New data from specimens collected between 1959 and 2003 provide information on the biological growth and habitat characteristics of dwarf goatfish.
Biologists at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington surveyed bridges in southeastern North Carolina used by bats as day roosts. Their observations reveal patterns in bat diversity and microclimate parameters thought to influence roost-site selection.