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for Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science Vol. 121 Issue 4, Winter 2005
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Distributions, abundances and sizes are documented for species of searobins (family Triglidae) and armoured searobins (family Peristediidae) captured in inshore and offshore waters of North Carolina and adjacent areas. Observations show that the Cape Fear River estuary is a good nursery for these species, but fish distributions are being affected by warming and changing ecologies.
Terrestrial salamanders are vulnerable to changes in the forest-floor microclimate as a result of canopy thinning by the hemlock woolly adelgid. A study conducted in the Highlands of Macon County, North Carolina concluded that as long as leaf litter remained moist and intact, the long-term impact of canopy thinning will likely be minimal.
Necropsy of two wild-caught bog turtles, Glyptemys muhlenbergii, found dead in 1982 and 1995 under similar conditions in North Carolina and Virginia revealed large numbers of bacteria in the lungs. This suggested bacterial pneumonia as the primary cause of death.