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Yellow-spotted salamander eggs

Yellow-spotted salamander eggs develop in a vernal pool of the Acadian forest. The developing larvae share a symbiotic relationship with a species of green algae that exists no where else in nature. The egg is a habitat for the algae and prevents it from drying out, while the algae produces oxygen for the developing embryo.

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Yellow-spotted salamander eggs develop in a vernal pool of the Acadian forest. The developing larvae share a symbiotic relationship with a species of green algae that exists no where else in nature. The egg is a habitat for the algae and prevents it from drying out, while the algae produces oxygen for the developing embryo.