Could Climate Change be Causing Salamanders to Shrink?

July 1, 2014 2:15 AM

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Climate change may be causing salamanders to shrink. According to researchers at Clemson University, they found that warming environments could be the reason.

For the study, researchers examined salamanders caught in the Appalachian Mountains between 1957 and 2007 as well as 2011 and 2012. Researchers discovered that salamanders caught from 1980 onward were eight percent smaller than those seen in earlier years, with changes most prevalent in parts of the...

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