Native Salamanders That Can Grow Up To 2-Feet-Long Have Been Released Back Into Ohio Waters
A rare species is officially making a comeback in Ohio. Earlier this year, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources released the Eastern Hellbender back into Ohio waters. It’s an endangered species that might seem unusual to spot at first glance due to its large size for a salamander, but its role is actually quite vital to the Buckeye State’s ecosystems.
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April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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