Salamander Hunt


Spotted salamanders are one of several New England amphibians that use regeneration as a survival mechanism. (Credit: Tom Tyning)

— by Joseph Caputo and Nuño Dominguez

A trip through conservation land with wildlife biologist Scott Smyers becomes a lesson in evolution. Why does the complex salamander regenerate while its close cousin, the frog cannot? When wouldn’t it be a good idea to regenerate? What does this mean for humans?

For more on Smyer’s conservation work in Central Massachusetts, vist the Friends of Waschusett Mountain Website.

Posted by Joseph, under nature  |  Date: December 16, 2008

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