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for Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science Vol. 123 Issue 3, Fall 2007
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East coast barrier islands such as Kiawah Island, South Carolina serve as critical habitat for endemic diamondback terrapins, which are particularly vulnerable to anthropogenic disturbances. A radiotelemetry study provides new insight to understanding terrapin habitat use and site fidelity.
This report is the only known in-situ observation of a frill shark off eastern North America. The frill shark was observed and videotaped in the deep-waters of Blake Plateau, Georgia from a manned submersible.
Atlantic sturgeon populations, once abundant along the east coast and North Carolina, declined until a moratorium was declared in 1991. Fish specimens collected in Albermarle Sound and the Cape Fear River were examined. Snout shortening was observed in the sturgeon but reasons for this are still unknown.