US Salamander Disappearances Puzzling Scientists

July 10, 2014 4:25 PM

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US Salamander Disappearances Puzzling Scientists

North America's largest salamander - also the third largest salamander in the world - is disappearing, and scientists are trying to figure out the reasoning behind it, the Associated Press reported.

Hellbenders, as they're called, which can grow two or more feet long, are vanishing from large parts of the 16 states they inhabit. Scientists believe the disappearance could reflect a plunge in the quality of the swift-flowing, rocky rivers and streams they are found in.

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