Exploring North Carolina

Salamanders as Canaries

Season 11 Episode 1 | 26m 45s | Video has closed captioning.

Coal miners once carried caged canaries to detect detect dangerous gases deep underground. The small caged birds--environmental indicators--served as an early warning of problems. North Carolina is fortunate to have its own state-wide environmental indicator, salamanders. No place on the planet has a greater variety of these beautiful amphibians than the Tar Heel State.

Aired: 07/16/14

Rating: NR

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