12/13/2011

Maryland roads are constructed with culverts running beneath them to promote water drainage, but more than just water runs through them, according to research by Professor Ed Gates of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Cameras and heat sensors placed at 265 culverts across Maryland recorded more than 33,000 animals, including 57 species, moving through the culverts ostensibly to avoid traffic, which likely prevents collisions with cars.

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