The Effects of Road Salt on Lithobates clamitans Tadpoles

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Lim, Rachel; Bernal, Ximena; Siddons, Spencer;
  • Publisher: Purdue University
  • Subject: road salt | tadpoles | Snow | ecological contaminants | metamorphosis | frogs
    mesheuropmc: human activities

In areas that see heavy snowfall and icy roads, road salt is used to improve driving conditions. However, after snow melts, road salt does not disappear. Instead, it dissolves into melted snow and flows into bodies of water where amphibians breed and live. Altering the ... View more
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