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for Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science Vol. 128 Issue 2, Summer 2012
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Selected high elevation forests and heath balds of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park were comprehensively sampled for the first time. Overall species richness declined with elevation, yet numbers of snails appear to change little with increasing altitude.
Improved sampling by otter trawls, ships that are capable of sampling deeper waters, submersible observations, visual observations and published studies reveal over two-hundred additional fish species inhabiting estuarine to 2,000+ m ocean water depths off North Carolina.
Populations of eighty-six Atlantic Ocean marine fishes off North Carolina have changed during the last forty-five years. Examination of the ocean conditions and its fish faunal interrelationships explain reasons for these changes.
Killer whales (Orcinus orca) were first reported off North Carolina in 1709, and the most recent sighting was in the spring of 2011. Orcas are most frequently reported from the waters off the Outer Banks from Cape Lookout north to the Virginia border.
The spiny water flea (Daphnia lumholtzi) is a potentially invasive species native to Eastern Africa. While its complete distribution in North Carolina is unknown, this is the first report of the flea in B. Everett Jordan Lake, a reservoir in central North Carolina.