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Salamanders shrink as mountain home heats up

salamanders shrunk amphibians appalachian mountains climate change

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 09:24 PM

Salamanders living in the eastern US have shrunk in size in response to climate change, say researchers.

Scientists have studied the amphibians living in the Appalachian Mountains since 1957.

Analysis of the animals revealed that those caught since the 1980s were on average 8% smaller than earlier specimens.


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 01:57 AM

Well at least they aren't dead.

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