Monday, November 27, 2006
Freshwater Gastropods of North Carolina
I'm very pleased to announce that a new website entitled "The Freshwater Gastropods of North Carolina" (R.T. Dillon, B. T. Watson, & T. W. Stewart) is now up and on line!
The new "FWGNC" web resource documents 35 species of freshwater snails inhabiting the Atlantic drainages of North Carolina, using a format intended to be seamlessly compatible with the South Carolina site we've had on line since 2003. You'll find a photo gallery, a dichotomous key, PDF and jpeg maps showing species distributions, a tabulation ranking all species by their statewide abundance (5,645 records!), and conservation recommendations.
The addition of a second state has prompted reorganization of the entire Freshwater Gastropods of North America website. The FWGNA site has now moved, and features expanded information resources and many other improvements. Here's that link:
Update your bookmarks! And drop by for a visit today - we'd be interested to hear your comments, suggestions, and reports of broken links. We expect the Atlantic drainages of Georgia to be up in six months, with Virginia close behind.
Special appreciation is due to Dr. Art Bogan and Ms. Jamie Smith for graciously hosting us at the NC State Museum in Raleigh. Doug Florian was the GIS consultant and Steve Bleezarde the web wizard. The site was made possible by a grant from the Sierra Club Board of Directors. Thanks to all of you!
 This link obsolete, as of 2010. New link: