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Fascinating Cave Creatures of Appalachia

southern cavefish

Hidden underneath the majesty of the Appalachian mountains is a strange, enchanting cave ecosystem full of unusual creatures.

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Lungless Salamanders, Shrinking Habitat

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Appalachia has the greatest biodiversity of salamanders in the world — and a study has shown that climate change could be shrinking their range.

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Salamanders Under Threat from Deadly Fungus

Salamanders in southern Appalachia could be vulnerable to a deadly fungal infection.

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The Case of the Shrinking Salamanders

By Amber Ellis This year marked the hottest May and June in global record-keeping history, and it seems like salamanders across Appalachia are withering in the heat. A June study in Global Change Biology found that climate change may be

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On The Fringe of Life

A Tour of Appalachia’s Biodiverse Frontier By Molly Moore Crouch Knob in Randolph County, W. Va., might be home to the largest remaining cluster of running buffalo clover in the world. As its name suggests, this particular clover once flourished

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