Your translucent skin Gasps gently for breath In the Land of the Noonday Sun; A mountainous vista Unexpectedly replaced With Ziploc bags and Moist paper towels As you travel to Transparent incubators To be fed a diet of Crickets, Humidity, And rising temperatures. Beneath a harsh and Artificial
Spring Peepers Peeping
The peeps of male Spring Peepers can be heard fairly consistently this time of year. Unlike in the spring, these calls are coming not from bodies of water, but from the woods nearby. And they are s…
Bioaccumulation of methylmercury in wood frogs and spotted salamanders in Vermont vernal pools
Mercury (Hg), and its more biologically available form, methylmercury (MeHg), are powerful neurotoxins that impact development and function of the central nervous system. The Northeast is considered a mercury "hotspot," due largely to airborne mercury emissions originating in the industrialized Midwest. Few studies have examined mercury in northeastern vernal pools, even though these ephemeral wetlands provide critical breeding habitat for several species of amphibians and a diverse…
This island is many frogs' last hope for surviving the world's deadliest pathogen
The world’s amphibians are fighting a deadly pandemic: the ancient chytrid fungus. It’s already killed off 90 species of frogs and caused population declines in over 500 others.
Light at night is harmful for amphibians, new research shows
Light at night might be convenient for humans, but it's having a detrimental effect on amphibian populations, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Study shows temperature alters developing nervous system in frogs
Can the environment affect how the spinal cord develops specialized circuitry, or is that process hardwired, following prescribed genetic instructions turned on early in the embryo?
The eggs of Wood Frogs, the earliest species of frog to breed in the Northeast, are just hatching and tiny Wood Frog tadpoles can be found swimming about at this time of year. This Green Heron is d…
Red-legged frogs thriving in Yosemite after long absence
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - Red-legged frogs made famous by Mark Twain are thriving in Yosemite Valley after a decades-long absence.
Will these Butterflies Become Frog Food? | BBC Earth
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Even more amphibians are endangered than we thought
At least a quarter of the world's approximately 8,000 known species of amphibian are recognized as threatened and at risk of extinction. But due to a lack of data on many amphibian species, only about 44 percent of amphibians have up-to-date assessments on their risk of extinction, compared to nearly 100 percent of both birds and mammals. Now, researchers reporting May 6 in the journal Current Biology have used known ecological, geographical, and evolutionary attributes of these…