Help Hellbenders Survive
Last updated 5/24/2021 at 11:40am
Thank you for your article on the Hellbenders. It was very informative about their habitat, eating habits and how easily people can destroy their habitat areas by moving the rocks.
Many hellbenders are killed by people out of fear or ignorance, which is part of why their survival in North Carolina is at risk. Their numbers were decreasing, but now they are increasing thanks to all the informative signs that people have put up at river access areas. They are an indicator species of how clean our rivers and streams are, so we should do everything we can to help them survive.