The only volume to deal specifically with this four-state region, this book describes in detail eighty-eight terrestrial mammals as well as thirty-three marine species that inhabit our offshore waters. The authors offer expert descriptions of each species, including size and weight, color, distinctive markings, feeding habits, activity cycles, reproductive biology, and relations to other animals and humans. The importance of conservation is also discussed.
WM. David Webster is professor of biology and curator of mammals at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. James F. Parnell lives in Wilmington and is coauthor of Birds of the Carolinas. Walter C. Biggs Jr. is coauthor, with Parnell, of State Parks of North Carolina.