Kenneth P Hotopp

Kenneth P Hotopp

Appalachian Conservation Biology

Conservation Biologist


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Published on Aug 19, 2015

Snail-dead Lake

Big, beautiful... and devoid of freshwater mollusks. That's Mooselookmeguntic Lake in the upper Androscoggin River watershed.Many of Maine's biggest lakes have water levels that are raised by dams,...

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Published on Aug 12, 2015

The Snail Hunt Continues

Hi Friends of Maine freshwater snails!Here's Derek Moore showing off the amphibious snail Zonitoides nitidus that he found at the edge of Pushineer Pond in northern Maine last month. Pushineer is ...

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Published on Mar 06, 2015


.. to last summer. Here's a storm coming down Chesuncook Lake.This is one of the "new" lakes in our freshwater snails dataset.This week I've compiled all of our Maine freshwater snail data, adding ...

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Published on Jan 14, 2015

Shell Heap

Hi and Happy New Year!It is a balmy negative 20-something outside this morning while I'm pondering our pile of Stagnicola snail specimens. With Jim C's help we have taken all sorts of measurements ...

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Published on Oct 22, 2014

lake of islands yields snail secrets

Hi Friends,Just back from the north shore of Millinocket Lake ("millinocket" meaning "many islands" in Abenaki), where we confirmed that there is a healthy population of pond snails. My buddy Jim C...

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Published on Aug 24, 2014

Fairy Surprising

Hi Folks,Hope your summer has been great, and it’s not over yet!A surprising thing happened a few weeks ago, but totell you about it, you need to know what a “fairy house” is. Yes, this doeshave so...

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Published on May 21, 2014

snail association?

Hi there supporters - hope you are having a good spring! Here in western Maine our ephemeral wildflowers are at their peak, which means that soon we’ll have blackflies, the “defenders of the wilder...

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