Category Archives: salamanders and newts

underwater springtime

I have compiled a short movie of some fragments shot during the past underwater sessions. I’m not really into movie making, but sometimes it is just fun to see some of the action:

 

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Newt chemical communication

When Spring arrives and newts migrate to their ponds, they prepare themselves to reproduce. Especially males grow large crests and undergo a dramatic color change. Everything in order to attract as much females – which do not grow obvious mating ornaments – as possible. It is already known for quite some time, that beside these visual cues, males also secrete Continue reading »

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