Are they frogs or lizards? When it comes to salamanders, maybe these amphibians are a mixture of both.
University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Jen Lamb has spent the past couple of years studying this diverse creature in and around the University’s Lake Thoreau Environmental Center.
“The salamanders I work with play an important role in the ecosystem,” said Lamb. “They are numerous, so they provide a large food source while also being predators themselves. They eat invertebrates, bugs, worms, things like that.”