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Marshal Hedin searches for spruce-fir moss spiders
Image by USFWS/Southeast
The spruce-fir moss spider is an endangered animal found only at the tops of the highest peaks in the eastern United States. This video follows a team of scientists as they search for the rare spider in order to carry specimens back to their lab for genetic analysis which will provide information to help guide future conservation efforts. The team included Dr. Marshal Hedin of San Diego State University; Dr. Fred Coyle, retired from Western Carolina University; Dr. Jason Bond of Auburn University; Service biologist Sue Cameron; and Service intern David Caldwell.
Credit: Gary Peeples/USFWS