Bangor Daily News
| by Aislinn Sarnacki

Research by Professor of Biology Catherine Bevier was highlighted in the Bangor Daily News article “The largest amphibians in Maine have invaded its lakes and ponds,” which looks at the invasive species Necturus maculosus, also known as mudpuppies, which were accidentally released into Great Pond by a Colby professor in 1939 and 1940. Now, Bevier is researching the diet of the mudpuppies to see if they’re eating threatened or endangered species. By dissecting hundreds of mudpuppies, she’s found they’re consuming “all macro invertebrates. We see a lot of crayfish and a lot of amphipods and stonefly larvae and dragonfly larvae. It’s been quite variable,” she told the BDN.

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