Researchers try to save America’s largest salamander — the hellbender

July 11, 2014 3:15 AM

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To improve the quality of the water, researchers have also urged landowners to plant trees and shrubs along the water.

It’s hardly the most endearing animal on the endangered species list. In fact, if you saw the critically endangered hellbender, indigenous to streams in the Ozark Mountain range, you’d understand why it’s gotten the nickname mud puppy – a large aquatic salamander the same color as the sediments in t...

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