Video Links

Biology/Habits/Habitats - NC Native Species

 

Bear Ground Den Research    7:49
Join N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission and NC State University biologists as they explore an Asheville Black Bear ground den gathering important information and genetic samples from 7-8 week old cubs. This research is part of the Urban/Suburban Bear Study. For more information go to www.ncwildlife.org/bears.  April 2019
 

Electrofishing for American Shad – In the Field   3:23
Go electrofishing in the Neuse River for American Shad research with NC Wildlife Resources Commission biologists in this episode of NCWRC In the Field.  May 2018

 
Monitoring Waterbirds in North Carolina    2:21
Learn about waterbird surveys conducted each year by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission biologists to monitor populations and inform management plans. Visit www.ncwildlife.org/wildlifediversity for more information.   Summer 2019


North Carolina Snakes       9:22
Learn how to identify snakes located in North Carolina, how to tell the difference between different snake species, what to do if you find a snake and many more snake related questions and information. May 2018

 

River Birds of NC   4:06
Learn about the river birds of North Carolina and how the N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission conducts river surveys.   June 2018

 

Striped Bass – Neuse River    6:11     MS/HS  audiences
Learn about  North Carolina's important Neuse River Striped Bass population. Specifically, what makes this population different, striped bass biology, stocking program, limits to recovery efforts, and some misconceptions.  Nov 2018

 

Turkey 101    5:35
Short video on the biology and management of Eastern Wild Turkeys in NC. March 2019

 

Turkey Calls   6:25 
Various Turkey Calls such as the Box Call, Pot/Slate Call, a Wing Bone Call, a Locator Call, and finally the Diaphragm Call are demonstrated.  February 2018

 

 

Careers with the N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission


Bear Ground Den Research    - wildlife biologist       7:49

Electrofishing for American Shad   - fisheries biologist    3:23

NC Wildlife Law Enforcement 56th Basic School Graduation  - law enforcement  2:48

On Patrol:  A Day on the Water with NC Law Enforcement   - law enforcement   7:49

Restoring Freshwater Mussels in NC’s Cheoah River  - conservation biologist   1:29
 

 

Diseases of NC Native Species
                 

Common Wildlife Diseases – NOT a video;  diseases by wildlife species or type of disease 
 

NC Private Aquaculture Trout Disease Testing      5:40    
Overview of two major aquatic pathogens that have the potential toimpact wild trout populations in western North Carolina.  Video explains testing required at private aquaculture facilities to prevent the spread of these two pathogens.  September 2019
  
Whirling Disease (fish)     3:35    
Learn how whirling disease affects fish in the trout and salmon family with rainbow and brook trout, two species found in North Carolina waters, being the most susceptible.  June 2016


            

Ecology/Conservation/Restoration

Aquatic Habitat Restoration – Floodplain Connectivity and Lateral Fish Passage   5:04 
Learn about the  benefits of river floodplain connectivity, lateral fish passage, and aquatic habitat restoration opportunities with a particular emphasis on spawning habitat for muskellunge. Highlights 105 acres restoration project on French Broad River in Western North Carolina.
 

Bat Blitz 2019      3:55
Commission biologists spend the night surveying bats at Alligator River Game Land during the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network's Bat Blitz, June 2019.
 

Beaver Management Assistance Program 2:41
The North Carolina Beaver Management Assistance Program (BMAP) is designed to help landowners manage problems caused by beavers. Learn more about the program at www.ncwildlife.org/bmap   April 2020

Electrofishing for American Shad – In the Field     3:23
Go electrofishing in the Neuse River for American Shad research with N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission biologists in this episode of NCWRC In the Field.  May 2018
 

Enhancing Fish Habitat at Shearon Harris Lake            1:24
Learn about the agency's habitat enhancement program at Shearon Harris Lake, located in Wake County, NC,  including planting native aquatic vegetation and installation of 30 acres of artificial and natural structures.  Dec 2019
 

Native Brook Trout Restoration   4:48
N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission biologists spend the day restoring native brook trout to headwaters in Haywood county.   September 2019
 

Native Freshwater Mussel Program 6:10     Tar River Spiny Mussell; Yellow Lance           
Overview of  captive propagation and holding of freshwater mussels to bolster wild populations.  Includes examples of some endangered and threatened mussel species and the conservation work to protect them.  May 2020

 

Native Freshwater Mussel Survey   3:15
Commission biologists survey the Deep River at Highfalls, Moore County, NC,  for the Atlantic Pigtoe mussel. There have been no records of the Atlantic Pigtoe mussel in this area of the Deep River since 1993. This survey was conducted in June 2019 to get more current records.
 

Monitoring Waterbirds in North Carolina   2:21

Learn about waterbird surveys conducted each year by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission biologists to monitor populations and inform management plans.  Summer 2019
 

Mountain Region  Fisheries Management        7:03   
Overview of NC mountain region fisheries management; key species managed, collection methods and how fish health is evaluated and other management tools used to enhance fisheries resources.  Sept 2019
 

Pee Dee River Catfish Survey    2:28
Commission biologists survey catfish on the Pee Dee River near Rockingham, NC. These electrofishing surveys help biologists determine the population characteristics of all catfish species in our waterbodies.  March 2020


Prescribed Fire Controlled Burns Benefit Wildlife & Improve Habitats  2:21
A prescribed burn is an intentional burning of vegetation that the N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission employs to restore and maintain wildlife habitat on most of the 2 million acres of state game lands used by hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers throughout North Carolina.  Jan 2017
 

Restoring Freshwater Mussels in NC’s Cheoah River    1:29
Learn how the  N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's mussel breeding program helps augment some declining populations and save others from extinction. July 2018 
 

River Birds of NC   4:06
Learn about the river birds of North Carolina and how the NC Wildlife Resources Commission conducts river surveys. 
 

Striped Bass – Neuse River     6:11
Learn about  North Carolina's important Neuse River Striped Bass population. Specifically, what makes this population different, striped bass biology, stocking program, limits to recovery efforts, and some misconceptions.  Nov 2018
 

Striped Bass Stocking on the Cape Fear River    4:06
A behind-the-scenes look at how the Commission's Watha Fish Hatchery staff conducts the stocking process for the Cape Fear river.  Jan 2019
 


Endangered/Threatened NC Species:
                

 Native Freshwater Mussel Survey         3:15   Atlantic Pigtoe mussel               June 2019   
 

 Native Freshwater Mussel Program      6:10     Tar River Spiny Mussell; Yllow Lance           May 2020
    
 Restoring Freshwater Mussels in NC’s Cheoah River    1:29   Elktoe mussel      July 2018

 The Red Cockaded Woodpecker:  Shared Vision, Shared Success    5:40   Red Cockaded Woodpecker
 

 

Genetics/Genetic Studies of NC Species
                    

Can Fish Genetics Improve Fisheries Management     4:26

Genetic Characteristics of Wild Brook Trout    5:36   

Electrofishing for American Shad – In the Field            3:23
Go electrofishing in the Neuse River for American Shad research with N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission biologists in this episode of NCWRC In the Field.  May 2018

 


Mussel Videos 

The videos  below show native North Carolina mussels displaying their 'lure'.
Mussels use a 'lure' to attract fish.  When the fish bites the lure the mussel releases it babies known as glochidia.
The glochidia attach to fish gills and are transported upstream by the fish.   
Thanks to the Aquatic Epidemiology and Conservation Laboratory at NC State University for sharing these videos.
  

Dwarf Wedgemussel Mantle Lure 0:28 
 

Lure Display of the Lilliput (Toxoplasma parvum)  0:36
 

Mantle Display of Notch Rainbox (Villosa constricta) 0:42
 

Mantle Display of Villosa constricta  0:38 
 

Mantel Lure of Eastern Lampmussel (Lampsilis radiata) 0:59 
 

Native Freshwater Mussel Program   6:10     Wavy Rayed Lamp Mussel           May 2020

 

Shad in Classroom Support

Electrofishing for American Shad – In the Field            3:23
Go electrofishing in the Neuse River for American Shad research with N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission biologists in this episode of NCWRC In the Field.  May 2018