Ancient, Slippery, Enormous 'Snot Otters': Looking for Hellbender Salamanders
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Kim Terrell holds the microchip that she injects into the salamanders so biologists can identify individuals that have been caught and tested. This is the same chip that vets use in dogs and cats to identify lost pets.
If the same salamander is caught in the future, scientists can track changes in its health, range and habitat over time.
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