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A LEGACY - Elijah Bieri still keeps up on the Marquette salamander migration as well as he can from across the world in Sydney, Australia. He still has a fondness for the study craze he started six years ago. Photo courtesy of Elijah Bieri

Alum Elijah Bieri becomes savior of the salamanders

Antonio Anderson April 8, 2024

Even halfway across the globe, one Wildcat manages to keep tabs on the legacy he left at his alma mater. Studying for his Ph.D. in Sydney, Australia, Fulbright Scholar Elijah Bieri still keeps an eye on...

NIGHT CROSSING — A section of the Peter White Road is seasonally closed off at night to protect the blue-spotted salamanders who migrate to the wetlands to breed in the spring. This road closure was first introduced by an NMU student who started a research project when he noticed salamanders were being crushed by passing cars.

Saving the salamanders

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor March 24, 2022
A section of Peter White Drive will be closed from March 15 to April 30 from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. This partial road closure protects the blue-spotted salamanders while they migrate to the wetlands where they reproduce and then as they migrate back to various areas around the U.P.
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