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Wikitrails 12/16/14

@timotree and I did a quick 20-minute wiki-sprint this afternoon.   We used Wikitrails version 1.0 (random wandering from link to link).  Here’s what we found-

800px-Taricha_torosa_sierrae

Sierra Newt

[Like other genus Taricha members, the glands in the skin of Taricha sierrae secrete the potent neurotoxin tetrodotoxin, which is hundreds of times more toxic than cyanide. This is the same toxin found in pufferfish and harlequin frogs. Researchers believe bacteria synthesize tetrodotoxin, and the animals that employ the neurotoxin acquire it through consumption of these bacteria. This neurotoxin is strong enough to kill most vertebrates, including humans. However, it is dangerous only if ingested].

Tetrodotoxin

Blue-ringed Octopus 

Cyanosis

Blue baby syndrome

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