Salamander migration

Ambystoma gracile. Photo by Jared Grummer.

Ambystoma gracile. Photo by Jared Grummer.

Graduate student Jared Grummer was recently interviewed by the Sammamish Review to discuss salamander breeding and migrations, particularly in rural Seattle areas.

Highlights of the article include the following quotes (not necessarily from Jared):
– “Salamanders, as it happens, are kind of dumb.”
– “There’s nothing more irritating (for other drivers) than when you stop your car to go pick up a salamander,”
– “The males drop a sperm packet, which the females scoop up, and then – voila – there are fertilized eggs.”

You can find the original article here.

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