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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Red-Spotted Newt

Eastern (Red-Spotted) Newt
I spotted this guy earlier this week and decided to read up on him.  Most interesting finds: I was surprised to learn that they can live 12 to 15 years.  Also, research described in the article, Ferromagnetic material in the Eastern Red-Spotted Newt, states "Our data, when combined with the functional properties of homing, suggest a link between this behavioral response and the presence of ferromagnetic material, raising the possibility that magnetite is involved at least in the map component of homing of the eastern red-spotted newt."


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