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Recreating a Breeding Ground for Salamanders

About five years ago, a group of what are known as Jefferson salamanders returned to the pond where they laid eggs each spring. But their breeding site was gone, so the creatures migrated to what seemed like a nice, new wet place. Unfortunately, what they found themselves in was a sewage plant.

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Endangered Species Act Slights Reptiles and Amphibians

A new report suggests that only about 60 species of reptiles and amphibians are protected under the Endangered Species Act because they just aren't cuddly enough. Mammals and birds have been far more successful at capturing public attention.

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Salamanders and Algae Stick Together in Unusual 'Cohabitation'

This story may sound a little risque. It's about co-habitation. Turns out algae actually live in the cells of spotted salamanders.

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Dangerous Swimming for Ozark Hellbenders

As we approach Halloween, our thoughts may turn to ghoulish slimy creatures lurking among us, like hellbenders, among the largest salaman

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Salamanders and Algae Stick Together in Unusual 'Cohabitation'

This story may sound a little risque. It's about co-habitation. Turns out algae actually live in the cells of spotted salamanders.

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Like A Rainbow

A double rainbow caught Pittsburgh's attention--and for good reason.

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Naturalist Journal: Amphibians Galore

If you ever wondered what kind of frog you saw in your backyard, our Intrepid Naturalist Dr.

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