A team of neoprene-clad scientists are on the loose in Appalachia. Who are they? Wildlife biologists from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Their mission? To investigate the disappearance of creatures so remarkable, so bizarre that they defy the laws of normal biology. Yes, we’re talking about salamanders. Explore this website, read their science blog, and learn more about the insidiously cute amphibians known as salamanders.