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axolotl
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○○○ autonomous ⪢⪢
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○○○ chinampas ⪢⪢
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○○○ frill ⪢⪢
The axolotl isn't just a frilly salamander with a half smile and a blank stare.
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○○○ gill ⪢⪢
The gills are reddish-purple from the blood cells, pulsing through them, pulling oxygen directly from the water.
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○○○ gravel ⪢⪢
-- pesticide
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○○○ gulp ⪢⪢
But if that doesn't work, like if there is not enough oxygen in the water, the axolotl has a backup, fully functional lungs. It can use to gulp air from the surface. These organs are evolutionary leftovers from when its ancestors lived on land.
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○○○ hang on ⪢⪢
Even as it grows up to a foot in length, it hangs on to its larval lifestyle.
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○○○ harness ⪢⪢
Harnessing this healing ability for humans would be a breakthrough.
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○○○ ingenuity ⪢⪢
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○○○ limb ⪢⪢
→ axolotl
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○○○ morph ⪢⪢
It's named after an Aztec God who escaped death by morphing this amphibian shape.
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○○○ peep ⪢⪢
-- head on
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○○○ remnant ⪢⪢
Here, in the remnants of their ancestral home, only a few hundreds are left.
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○○○ shed ⪢⪢
In time, many salamanders shed these features, develop lungs and crawl onto land.
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○○○ tadpole ⪢⪢
It grows into a tadpole, a larva with gills and a flattened fin-shaped tail.
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○○○ vertebrate ⪢⪢
And that's amazing for a vertebrate, an animal with a backbone like us.
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○○○ Xochimilco ⪢⪢
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◌◌◌ Xochimilco
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