Return to 1950s Field Sites Yields Striking Discovery (image) University of Maryland Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.