Topics » Science & Technology   Aug. 7, 2013

Ancient, Slippery, Enormous 'Snot Otters': Looking for Hellbender Salamanders

Hellbender Bath Time

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Hellbender Bath Time

After taking a blood sample, the hellbender is bathed with distilled water. This washes the river water off its skin so the biologists can test it for diseases. Volunteers hold the hellbender in a plastic container and drain the water from the tub.


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