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May 21

Deadly Fungus Threatens Salamanders!

—Morgan Linn, Great Lakes Echo* Salamanders, beware. A new threat to your health could be coming to the United States. And one type of salamander found in the Great Lakes region—the Eastern newt—is especially at risk. Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans—Bsal for short—is a fungus that eats away the skin of certain salamanders. It’s found in parts of …

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