News tagged with frogs

Genetic matchmaking saves endangered frogs

What if Noah got it wrong? What if he paired a male and a female animal thinking they were the same species, and then discovered they were not the same and could not produce offspring? As researchers from ...

Jan 08, 2013
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Australia's critically endangered animal species

Australia has 96 critically endangered animal species, listed below. Over the coming months, we will be publishing a profile of each of them, looking at the threats to their survival, what's being done to ...

Dec 06, 2012
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Culture of an amphibian killer

(Phys.org)—In the November issue of the journal Molecular Ecology, a U.S. and Brazilian research team reported evidence of novel and hybrid strains of a lethal fungus that has decimated amphibian popula ...

Nov 20, 2012
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Climate change may alter amphibian evolution

Most of the more than 6,000 species of frogs in the world lay their eggs in water. But many tropical frogs lay their eggs out of water. This behavior protects the eggs from aquatic predators, such as fish ...

Oct 25, 2012
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The sad tale of the urban frog

In the battle for survival, the impact of climate change may tip the balance against Australia's dwindling urban frog populations.

Oct 10, 2012
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How much water does a steelhead need to thrive?

Pescadero Estuary, located an hour south of San Francisco, is a coastal habitat under intense pressure from several interest groups, some human, others wild. The 643 citizens of the nearby town of Pescadero ...

Oct 10, 2012
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