Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science Vol. 128 Issue 3/4, Fall/Win 2012
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Between 1965 and 2011, a total of 113 bull sharks have been recorded in North Carolina waters, including Pamlico Sound and the Cape Fear River. The article includes methods of recording, observations, and discussion. There have been forty-one shark attacks in the state's waters between 1870 and 2011. Bull sharks were involved in nine of these between 1990 and 2011, and all victims survived, except one who was killed near Avon on the Outer Banks.
Over the last 200 years agricultural drainage in the eastern section of the state transformed extensive wetlands into productive cropland. At the start of the 20th century about half a million drained agricultural acres were available for farming. The 1909 Act allowed more extensive drainage projects. O'Driscoll \"documents the history and extent of agricultural drainage in Eastern North Carolina, the effects of agricultural drainage on hydrology in the region and highlights some of the current and potential strategies to address the environmental impact of agricultural drainage on streams.\"
There is little documentation on the nesting behavior of the Northern Pine Snake outside of the New Jersey Barrens. The authors describe two natural Pine Snake nests located in the North Carolina Sandhills.