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Deadly Fungus Could Threaten U.S. Salamanders

A ban on salamander imports is crucial to stopping the spread of a deadly fungus that kills almost every salamander it infects.

Published On 07/31/2015
11:05 AM EDT
An Ensatina salamander guards its eggs. These salamanders live in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a region at risk from infection by the deadly new Bsal fungus, which kills nearly all salamanders it infects in new areas. | Brian Freiermuth