A Comparison of Basic Water Parameters at Capture Locations for Japanese Giant Salamanders in the Tsuchiya River and the Eastern Hellbender in Pisgah National Forest

Principal Investigator: Jessi Krebs, Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, NE.

The objective of this proposal is to confirm that the basic water parameters of temperature, pH, and dissolved oxygen from two different countries, but similar habitats are the same over a yearly cycle. These parameters would then be applied to a captive setting to aid in the reproduction of hellbenders and giant salamanders.