Climate Changes Making Salamanders Smaller in Size

July 1, 2014 1:36 AM

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According to the experts, salamanders are shrinking in size in North America and the reason behind this shrinking is climate change. Dry and warm climate is leading the salamanders to release more energy daily. In the past few years, it was seen that new generations has shrunken eight percent than the previous ones.

“One of the stresses that warmer climates will impose on many organisms is warmer body temperatures,” author Michael W. Sears said. “These warmer body temperatures cause animals to burn more energy while performing their normal activities. All else being equal, this means that there is less energy f...

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