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Within the Bruce Peninsula and eastern Georgian Bay populations, sub-populations
of massasaugas exist that are essentially isolated from one another. Any loss in
adult snakes could adversely affect sub-populations due to the limited numbers of
snakes in each area.
 


 

Some snakes along the Bruce Peninsula
are implanted with a small radio
transmitter and tracked with a receiver.
This method of research helps biologists
discover the movements and preferred
habitat of the massasauga.

Woodland habitat used by the massasauga
along the Bruce Peninsula.

RESEARCH AND PROTECTION

Education
National and provincial parks conduct workshops and interpretive programs that increase public awareness and help protect and conserve rare species.

Ongoing research into the ecology and biology of the massasauga is helping scientists to better understand the management needs of this species.

Talks at the Bruce Peninsula National Park
help educate visitors about the massasauga.

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