Ancient, Slippery, Enormous 'Snot Otters': Looking for Hellbender Salamanders
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Between tests, volunteers hold the salamander in a mesh bag in the water. It lives underwater all the time and breathes through its skin.
The wrinkly folds of skin along its sides gives the salamander more surface area to breathe without weighing it down, Kim Terrell explained.
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