Monday, August 10, 2009

Living Under Water

The Mexican axolotl is a salamander that lives almost all of its life in water. It keeps its tadpole-like fin and its feathery gills, while other salamanders lose them as they get older. In fact, if the Mexican axolotl does lose one of these parts, it has the ability to regenerate them throughout its adult life. This rare ability also makes it one of the world’s most frequently studied salamanders.

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