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Eastern Hellbenders

Posted on Sep 12, 2013

Eastern Hellbenders

The main target of our trip to Pennsylvania on September 7 was the Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis). This prehistoric and aquatic giant salamander is endemic to the eastern U.S. and declining rapidly across its range. It requires a freshwater habitat that is cool, clean, fast-flowing, rocky, clear, and healthy. We found three of them – two young and one adult – in Allegheny National Forest. Here are a bunch of photos of all three.                           Additionally here is some HD...

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