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6 results for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 54 Issue 3, Mar 1990
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7931
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About twenty-five species of sturgeon are distributed throughout the northern hemisphere and nowhere else in the world. The Atlantic sturgeon which inhabits North Carolina's waterways is among two groups of fish that migrate between salt and freshwater systems. It is the state's largest inland fish and can reach twelve feet in length and weigh over 500 pounds. This fish mates between late March and May and prefers rivers like the Cape Fear, Tar, Roanoke, and Chowan. Until 1900, the Atlantic sturgeon was one of the state's chief commercial fisheries. Overfishing caused its numbers to plummet, and the sturgeon population remains small into the twenty-first century.
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7933
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Spotfin chubs are among the rarest fish in the Southeast and are found only in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Water pollution and reservoir construction have reduced its habitat. Using spotfin found only in the Little Tennessee River within the state, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and other state and federal agencies seek to reintroduce the fish to Abrams Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains. The planned five-year project is now in its second year.
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7932
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The North Carolina Nature Conservancy has signed a conservation easement agreement with two Bladen County landowners that will permanently protect twenty-three acres of forest in the Black River Swamp. The acreage contains a stand of 1,000-year-old bald cypress trees. Some of them date back to 364 A.D., making the trees some of the oldest ones east of the Rocky Mountains.
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7974
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Although the world record for a white bass is five pounds and fifteen ounces, most of those caught in state waters will weigh in at one-half pound to one pound. What the white bass lack in size, they more than make up for in the fight they give the angler once they are hooked. Elkins discusses how to fish for them year-round, what lures to use, and places to catch them.
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689
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The Nongame Wildlife Advisory Committee, an advisory board of the North Carolina Wildlife Commission, protects wildlife species that may sometimes be overlooked.
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688
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The author discusses changes in the Great Dismal Swamp as well as the outlook for the area's future.
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