Environmentalists Seek Help for Eastern Hellbenders

November 24, 2014 8:10 PM

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A group of researchers and environmentalists are seeking help for eastern hellbenders by filing a petition Thursday seeking endangered species protection in New York for the salamander species.

Hellbenders - one of the biggest salamanders in the world - inhabit only two river drainages in New York, according to The Associated Press (AP): the Allegheny and Susquehanna. In the past few decades their population numbers have been nearly cut in half in the Allegheny drainage, and they are on th...

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