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Every year since 2006, the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources hosts a week-long volunteer event in order to keep track of the number of hellbenders in rivers. Hellbenders are large aquatic salamanders that have recently seen falling populations, yet are good indicators for clean water and strong populations of other aquatic species.
From pirate ships to Civil War blockade runners, nearly 1000 of the 5000 shipwrecks off the North Carolina coast have been documented by state archaeologists. In order to preserve and honor this underwater maritime history, the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and their Underwater Archaeology Branch, dedicated the first Heritage Dive Site in North Carolina: the CONDOR.