Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Coastwatch Vol. Issue , Early Summer 2001
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Through the work of taxidermists, wildlife that a person may never actually see in life can be viewed in realistic presentations, often in their natural habitats. Taxidermists Sandra Owen and Dave Gossett discuss their art.
The National Marine Sanctuary Program, created in 1972 under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, conserves and protects the national deepest treasures. In 1975, the USS Monitor wreck site became the first national marine sanctuary. Since then twelve more sites have been added, covering about 20,000 square miles of ocean and Great Lakes waters.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh contains thousands of specimens and skeletons of fish, amphibians, and invertebrates. Items date from 1890 to 1999. Green discusses the various collections and how scientists use them to reveal habitat information.
A unique approach to counting bottlenose dolphins in North Carolina waters was conducted recently. Instead of tagging the dolphins with physical markers researchers used a \"mark- recapture\" technique in which dolphins were photographed and then recaptured on film a week later. Henderson discusses the study and what the research learned.