News tagged with frogs

$3.3m aid for threatened species

Gorillas, cockatoos and frogs are among a list of threatened species to benefit from a $3.3 million (2.4 million euro) aid award, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Thursday.

Feb 09, 2012
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Soundscape ecologists spawn new field

Geophony. Biophony. Anthrophony. Unfamiliar words. But they shouldn't be. We're surrounded by them morning, noon and night, say ecologist Bryan Pijanowski of Purdue University and colleagues.

Feb 07, 2012
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Medical dye is good news for frogs

A readily available medical dye could become an key tool in amphibian conservation and management and the research is soon to be published in the Herpetological Journal.

Dec 08, 2011
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Listening to the stars

It is almost night on the island of Puerto Rico. Astronomer Joanna Rankin raises her head toward the sky. A few of the brightest stars shine through blue cracks in a ragged dome of gray clouds. To her back, ...

Dec 01, 2011
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Frogs' amazing leaps due to springy tendons

Some species of frogs and many other animals are able to jump far beyond what appear to be their capabilities. The trained contestants in the frog-jumping competition in Calaveras County, Calif., come to mind, ...

Nov 16, 2011
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