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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 79 Issue 4, Jul/Aug 2015
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The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission's mussel breeding program increases the number of fresh water mussels in the state. Researchers study the mussels' behaviors and evaluate the effects of natural and human activity on this endangered population.
Tarpons live and breed in the Florida Keys, but each summer they venture as far north as the Chesapeake Bay. In July, they populate the Pamlico Sound, providing anglers with a challenging but entertaining opportunity to chase these 100-pound fish.
From July through September, the elusive Giant Red Drum populates the Pamlico Sound. A strategic style of bait and line movement is necessary to catch these tricky fish.
The number of wildlife-related plane accidents is on the rise in both North Carolina and the United States at large. Birds are the most common animals involved in such accidents, but land-bound animals often wander onto runways and create obstacles for pilots.
Red-tailed Hawks are common throughout North Carolina, even in the state's large cities. The birds are spectacular and seem to be increasing in number, but are still in danger of birds-of-prey hunters.