The hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis), a native salamander, is an indicator species. It requires clear, oxygen-rich water to respire, find its prey, and reproduce.
The presence of hellbenders in a stream indicates good water quality and a healthy intact ecosystem.
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It also points out where we must do better to rescue and restore what can still be saved.