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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Read science facts, not fiction...
There’s never been a more important time to explain the facts, cherish evidence-based knowledge and to showcase the latest scientific, technological and engineering breakthroughs. Cosmos is published by The Royal Institution of Australia, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science. Financial contributions, however big or small, help us provide access to trusted science information at a time when the world needs it most. Please support us by making a donation or purchasing a subscription today.