A Purdue study found deformities in 8 percent of the 2,000 tiger salamanders examined,this year. Purdue researcher Rod Williams has ruled out inbreeding, which has been linked with elevated rates of deformity in a wide variety of animals, as a cause.
Seems that this animals live in water that is fed by run off from agricultural farming sites in the area. First the frogs now the salamanders are genetically malformed due to agricultures insistence on using pesaticides qand nongreen fertilizers.
Credit: Purdue University Forestry and Natural Resources