Biologists Can’t Find Mexico’s ‘Water Monster’

(Newser) – The disappearance of a “water monster” sounds like a good thing—but in this case, it’s not. The salamander-like axolotl has but a single habitat, the Xochimilco network of lakes and canals in Mexico, and researchers spent four months in skiffs trying to net the “water monster” last year. Their haul: zero axolotls. Biologist Armando Tovar Garza said last week that the creature “is in serious risk of disappearing” from the wild, as the garden-islands around Xoxhimilco’s murky

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