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Posted on March 27th, 2015 in Aquaculture/Fish, Podcasts, Wildlife | No Comments »
Dr. Shem Unger holds a giant salamander.

Dr. Shem Unger holds a giant salamander.

​Giant salamanders are sensitive to changes in their aquatic environment. Perhaps one of the most significant factors influencing their livelihoods is the quality of their habitat. In previous podcasts, we heard how water temperatures can influence hellbender immune system and foraging ecology. In this podcast, our guest host, Dr. Steve Kimble, will be interviewing Dr. Shem Unger regarding his work on the effects of sedimentation on the physiology of juvenile eastern hellbenders.

Listen here:
Giant Salamanders Part 3: Studying Young Giants, Got Nature? Podcast
iTunes – Got Nature?

To contact Dr. Unger:
Marian University, Shem Unger, Microbiology

Other resources:
The Nature of Teaching: Adaptations for Aquatic Amphibians, The Education Store, Purdue Extension resource center
How Our Zoos Help Hellbenders, The Education Store
Hellbenders Rock!, The Education Store
Help the Hellbender, North America’s Giant Salamander, The Education Store
How Anglers and Paddlers Can Help the Hellbender, Purdue Extension-FNR YouTube Video
Subscribe to Purdue Extension-FNR YouTube Channel

Rod Williams, Associate Professor of Wildlife Science
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University

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