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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 69 Issue 7, July 2005
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There are 436 species of sharks swimming in the world's oceans. One stands out even among the list of predators -- the great white. Sightings in North Carolina's coastal waters are rare, but in the last decade several large great whites have been captured on video. No attack has ever been documented. In 1984, a one-ton great white was caught by a Morehead City commercial fisherman. This is the largest shark ever caught in coastal waters. Pusser discusses this seasonal visitor to the North Carolina's shores.
A bat blitz is defined as â€œa gathering of bat biologists in the woods for the purpose of netting bats, recording bat calls, talking about bats, thinking about bats and dreaming about bats.â€ During August of 2004, a survey of the bat species in the Uwharrie Mountains and the Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge in Western North Carolina was conducted. Brownrigg discusses the people who conducted the survey, what they learned, and life after the blitz.