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  • Expansive stands of dead trees, called
    Paul Taillie
    Expansive stands of dead trees, called "ghost forests," are becoming more common on the low-lying Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula in North Carolina.
  • As trees die, the proliferation of more salt-tolerant grasses and shrubs creates habitat favored by species associated with the early seral stages following disturbance, such as this northern bobwhite quail in a ghost forest on Gull Rock State Game Land in Hyde County, North Carolina.
    Paul Taillie
    As trees die, the proliferation of more salt-tolerant grasses and shrubs creates habitat favored by species associated with the early seral stages following disturbance, such as this northern bobwhite quail in a ghost forest on Gull Rock State Game Land in Hyde County, North Carolina.
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