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for Brimleyana Vol. Issue 6, Dec 1981
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Field observations of the American alligator were made incidental to a five-year study of the nursery use of Dutchman Creek estuary, near Southport, by estuarine dependent fishes and shell fishes. Alligators were most frequently seen between April and July and occurred over a wide range of salinities. Some individuals that inhabited the lower reaches of the estuary appeared to have shifted their distribution in response to a major alteration of this habitat.
A dichotomous key for identifying the tadpoles of North Carolina and a guide for their field identification with a hand lens are offered. Problems in identifying tadpoles are discussed.