Brent Crane

Brent Crane

American freelance journalist

One of those reporter guys.

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Mmandica ambystoma cingulatum metamorphaf article
Scientific American

U.S. Salamanders Threatened by Deadly Fungus

On a recent expedition into southeastern Georgia’s backwoods, after 137 hours of searching through blackwater ponds with nets, amphibian specialist Mark Mandica came away with two flatwoods salamander larvae, a federally endangered species. Although only a meager find, the larval pair was “unfortunately considered a huge success,” the executive director of the Amphibian Foundation laments.