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Contact: Abby Robinson
University of Maryland

Return to 1950s Field Sites Yields Striking Discovery

Caption: UMD research assistant Edward Kabay measures a salamander while associate professor Karen Lips takes notes during field work for the study of Appalachian salamanders. The animals are shrinking 1 percent per generation on average -- one of the fastest rates of changing size ever recorded.

Credit: Nicholas M. Caruso

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