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Saving a Threatened Species

Nerodio is a play on the Latin name for Lake Erie Watersnakes, Nerodia sipedon insularum, and refers to an annual census of watersnakes on the Lake Erie islands. First started as part of the recovery program for the federally threatened snake in 2001, the researchers continue to collect data on the islands’ snake populations today.

Published: Apr 5, 2019
Last Modified: May 19, 2020
Duration: 3 mins

Contributors

 Daniel  Combs

Daniel Combs

Digital Outreach Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

 Kristin Marie Stanford

Kristin Marie Stanford , PhD

Education and Outreach Coordinator, Stone Laboratory

Description

Nerodio is a play on the Latin name for Lake Erie Watersnakes, Nerodia sipedon insularum, and refers to an annual census of watersnakes on the Lake Erie islands. First started as part of the recovery program for the federally threatened snake in 2001, the researchers continue to collect data on the islands’ snake populations today.