There is growing global concern among scientists over observed declines
in amphibian populations and increases in malformations and disease in
One of these amphibians, the spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum), at right, spends most of its day out of sight, residing in burrows, under rocks or other dark, moist areas.
Photographs by Gregory Watkins-Colwell, Shannon Schiesser and Jorge de Leon.
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