Tag: hellbenders

April 14, 2020

Underwater videos improve hellbender conservation

Underwater videos can help researchers find hellbenders without damaging or permanently scaring them away the rocks where they nest.   Eastern hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) are elusive and hard to detect, though...

April 1, 2019

Hellbenders are picky about finding the perfect rock to call home

Home hunting is always a challenge, but eastern hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) face the danger of getting killed if they don’t find the right rock to hide under.  “Stream flow can...