The research for this paper was supported by the Office of the Chief Scientist, National Park Service and the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Certain photographic materials were supplied by Cape Hatteras National Seashore. We thank the superintendents of Cape Lookout National Seashore who encouraged our work and cooperated fully: Mr. Thomas Morse, who first suggested the research projects. Mr. Daniel Davis, Mr. Robert Barbee, and Mr. Preston Riddel. We especially wish to acknowledge the help of Mrs. Amanda Gillikin, Administrative Secretary for Cape Lookout National Seashore, who handled most of the fiscal aspects of the project since its beginning in 1968 and learned to tolerate the strange ways of biologists. Ms. Cheryl McCaffrey of the University of Massachusetts provided invaluable assistance beyond the call of duty in preparing the photographic plates. We thank the Chief Scientist and his staff for providing the support funds for most of the work. We also thank the personnel at the U.S. Coast Guard's Cape Lookout Station for their assistance and cooperation. Mr. and Mrs. Rod Meyers, owners of Cape Lookout Marina, provided services beyond those of pure business and we appreciate their help.
Finally, we wish to acknowledge our colleagues and former professors at Duke University for their helpful comments during the course of this research, and especially Dr. I. E. Gray who first brought the problems of barrier-island development to our attention.
PAUL J. GODFREY
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