Frogs have been vanishing in concerning numbers along the east coast of Australia since June, and we’re not yet sure why. Cosmos spoke to Dr Jodi Rowley, reptile and amphibian curator at the Australian Museum, about how scientists and the public are working together to find out what could be causing this worrying die-off.
What you can do
Send reports, with images, of sick and dead frogs, to [email protected]
Download the FrogID app to record frog calls in your area
Donate to the appeal via https://australian.museum/get-involved/citizen-science/frogid/appeal-save-australias-frogs/
We wrote a longer article about the vanishing frogs as part of Cosmos Weekly. You can read it here: East coast frogs dying by the thousands
Originally published by Cosmos as Is this frogpocalypse? The frogs are vanishing
Lauren Fuge is a science journalist at Cosmos. She holds a BSc in physics from the University of Adelaide and a BA in English and creative writing from Flinders University.
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