March 27, 2014

Salamanders Shrinking Due to Climate Change

Wild salamanders living in some of North America’s best salamander habitat are getting smaller as their surroundings get warmer and drier, forcing them to burn more energy in a changing climate.

That’s the key finding of a new study published March 25, 2014 in the journal Global Change Biology that examined museum specimens caught in the Appalachian Mountains from 1957 to 2007 and wild salamanders measured at the same sites in 2011-2012.

Credit: Brian M. Mullen, Research Minute producer, Clemson News Now

[ Read the Article: Appalachian Salamanders Appear To Be Shrinking Due To Climate Change ]

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