The authors collected and analyzed specimens of snowy grouper in order to determine feeding habits. The results revealed that crustaceans, fish, and mollusks comprised the groupers' diet, and that crabs accounted for 90% of food items ingested.
Dietary analyses were conducted for marsh rabbits taken from dredge-material islands near Wilmington. The tests revealed that marsh rabbits primarily consumed upland vegetation, of which forbs and grasses comprised the bulk.
A new species of crayfish is the only known member of its subgenus east of the Blue Ridge physiographic province. It is endemic to the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico river basins of North Carolina, occurring in the Coastal Plain and the eastern edge of the Piedmont Plateau.
Cetaceans, or marine mammals such as dolphins, whales, and porpoises have migratory patterns that may be indexed both seasonally and locally along North Carolina's lengthy coastline. Twenty six species of cetaceans have stranded (or come ashore), either intentionally or unintentionally along the North Carolina coast.
Although the state has an indigenous scorpion, accidentally transplanted scorpions from Florida and the southwestern United States have been found in the state since 1991, for example, in Wake, Dare, and Nash Counties.