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for Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society Vol. 115 Issue 4, Winter 1999
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A train struck Gerald McCarthy, the first biologist of the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, while he collected plants on October 11, 1892. He was severely injured; deafness prevented his hearing the train's approach. Yet deafness did not prevent an outstanding biological career. His accomplishments include contributing to the early development of the national seed-testing standard and the creation of the North Carolina Crop-Pest Control Commission.
Vascular flora of Bogue Banks and the Cape Lookout National Seashore totals 521 species within 312 genera and 114 families. Fourteen of the species are listed by North Carolina as rare and endangered. An annotated list of species is included.
An oil/gas drill site, proposed by the Mobil Oil Corporation on North Carolina's Outer Continental Shelf, is a potential hazard to rare and globally endangered seabirds. The drill site area had been nominated as a globally Important Bird Area. The drill site would also affect the area's ecotourism, as a large birdwatching industry has developed on the Outer Banks. A number of endangered species and described by the author.