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Innovative research tracks goby-eating Lake Erie water snake
New and innovative research from the University of Cincinnati suggests that the formerly endangered Lake Erie water snake spends more time foraging for food—especially invasive round gobies—than previously thought, according to a release from the university.
The scientists tracked the snakes with surgically implanted Lotek Archival Tags, which record and store data automatically. Scientists usually monitor snakes with radio transmitters that have a limited range and require manual data collection. Though the study was short-term and limited to two snakes, the results show that the snakes spent 20 percent of their time foraging for food in water.
Read more at Science Daily.
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