Salamanders of Appalachian Mountains Getting Smaller In Size

June 30, 2014 1:43 PM

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Salamanders of Appalachian Mountains Getting Smaller In Size

Blame the climate change for it; Salamanders of the Appalachian Mountains are getting all smaller. This is probably because as the climate is getting all warmer, the little cold-blooded creatures need to use more energy to stay alive, so as to cover up for that extra energy they shrink in size.

"As their temperature rises, all their physiological rates increase. All else being equal, that means there is less energy for growth", said Michael Sears, a Clemson University biologist. This study was also co-authored by Nicholas Caruso of the University of Alabama and Dean Adams of Iowa State Uni...

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