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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 62 Issue 3, Mar 1998
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The bald eagle was nearly eradicated in the state by the 1970s. Habitat destruction, human encroachment, and DDT had devastated the population. Wildlife reintroduction efforts have restored the bird to thirteen counties.
Removal of the Quaker Neck Dam on the Neuse River near Goldsboro opens up 75 miles of the river, plus tributaries, to spawning fish, including striped bass. Built in 1952, the 260-foot dam was the first one in the state removed for environmental reasons.
Purchased with $3 million in private funds, the skeleton of an Arcocanthasauras dinosaur will be displayed in 1999 at the new N.C. State Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. It will be the only one of its kind exhibited in the world.
The cardinal is one of the most popular of all songbirds. It is a favorite of bird watchers. Seven states use it as their state bird. It appears on many items at Christmas, and twenty-two college and two professional teams use it as their symbol.
The state is favored with a variety of fishing areas stretching from coastal beaches and tributaries to lakes and cold mountain streams. They beckon fishermen to fish for American shad, striped bass, and mountain trout.
Hikers sometimes can experience injuries along the trail. However, many injuries, like muscle strain, can be avoided by understanding that walking in the city and walking in the woods require different styles.