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EXPLORING NORTH CAROLINA

Salamanders as Canaries

  • Aired: 07/17/2014
  • 26:45
  • Rating: NR
Coal miners once carried caged canaries to detect detect dangerous gases deep underground. The small caged birds--environmental indicators--served as an early warning of problems. North Carolina is fortunate to have its own state-wide environmental indicator, salamanders. No place on the planet has a greater variety of these beautiful amphibians than the Tar Heel State.
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From the mountains and to our coastal plain, here is the story of these awesome creatures.
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