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for Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science Vol. 124 Issue 2, Summer 2008
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The Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) typically range in oceanic waters along the entire Eastern Atlantic coast and in the northern Gulf of Mexico. However, there have been several reports of bluefin tuna in shallow depths of estuarine waters. Bluefin tuna were observed in Archers Creek located at the end of Bogue Banks, North Carolina.
The southern water shrew is a semi-aquatic long-tailed soricid found in the Appalachian mountains. Its actual distribution and status may be inadequate because it is difficult to capture. The first record of the southern water shrew is an adult male collected from Graham County, North Carolina.
Aphids are common, widespread pests of lettuce crops that can difficult to control using organic methods. Romaine lettuce grown at Warren Wilson College, North Carolina were sprayed with two homemade sprays (garlic and habanero) and the commercial Safer soap to control aphids. A comparison between the sprays show that garlic spray is the most efficient control agent for aphids.
White perch is a common fish that is usually found in brackish water and is also common in freshwater habitats. White perch in Albermarle Sound, North Carolina were collected to study length, weight, and age-specific fecundity relationships.