Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 8, 2019

Traffic Drives a Newt Massacre in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Citizen scientists tracking roadkill on Alma Bridge Road have found thousands of dead newts this season.

More than 2,280 Pacific newts have died on Alma Bridge Road, which borders the Lexington Reservoir in the Santa Cruz Mountains, since the rainy season began in late November. We know because we’re part of a citizen science project that has counted them.

Read full story at  Bay Nature: Traffic Drives a Newt Massacre in the Santa Cruz Mountains


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