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Endlessly Adaptable Animals

Dr. Dolittle spent a few days at the Experimental Biology meeting of the American Physiological Society, learning incredible facts about animal adaptability. In the Sunday session, researchers showed that metabolic byproducts called ketones can protect against seizures caused by hyperbaric oxygen therapy, while seal pups, who fast for up to three months once weaned, increase…

California Newts at the River

With springtime comes the urge to head to the river.  These California newts are obeying urges of their own.  Also known as Taricha torosa, this newt is an amphibian and a member of the Salamander family. Just as beautiful as the newts is the surface of the water.  I wish I could breathe under water! I…