frogs

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    Is this frogpocalypse? The frogs are vanishing

    But we can be part of the solution – here is how we can save the frogs.

    Frogs have been vanishing in concerning numbers along the east coast of Australia since June, and we’re not yet sure ...

    Animals September 14, 2021
  • East coast frogs dying by the thousands

    Frogs are vanishing in numbers along the east coast, and we’re not entirely sure why – but locals...

    In early to mid-June, a few reports started coming into Dr Jodi Rowley, reptile and amphibian curator at the Australi...

    Animals September 3, 2021
  • It’s complicated being green

    For some frogs, it’s more than skin deep.

    Green frogs tend to be green for the same reason, but a new study suggests they don’t all achieve it in the same way....

    Animals July 15, 2020
  • Fossil frogs offer insights into early Antarctica

    Researchers find first traces of amphibians.

    The discovery of the earliest known modern amphibians in Antarctica provides further evidence of a warm and temperate...

    History April 23, 2020
  • Why some frogs have crazy heads

    Similar skulls evolved millions of years apart.

    Most frogs look pretty benign, with round and friendly faces, but don’t be fooled. Below the surface, some sport faux...

    Animals March 27, 2020
  • Why does this frog come in two different colours?

    Study uncovers where diversity flourishes against the odds.

    A toxic frog with two colour forms is helping researchers unpack the diversity and evolution of anti-predator prey si...

    Animals September 5, 2019
  • Bright lights and toadlets

    Researchers find hidden fluorescence in mini-frog.

    There is more to pumpkin toadlets (Brachycephalus ephippium) than meets the eye – the human eye, at least. Research ...

    Animals April 1, 2019
  • Frog fungus: 500 species face extinction

    Global survey of chytridiomycosis yields grim results.

    A fungus which kills frogs is among the most destructive invasive species ever recorded, pushing more than 500 amphib...

    Animals March 28, 2019
  • Building better frogs’ legs

    Bioreactor prompts improved regrowth in legless amphibians.

    Scientists in the US have successfully trialled a new model for testing "electroceuticals" – devices that treat ailme...

    Animals November 6, 2018
  • Lethal frog fungus may have originated in Korea

    Analysis supports evidence that global trade spread fungus.

    A lethal and rapidly spreading fungus that is devastating amphibian populations across the globe may have originated ...

    Marine life May 10, 2018
  • Feral frogs don’t compete with native birds

    Relationships between introduced and native species are complicated.

    When any given habitat is overrun by an introduced species, it is sound logic to predict that other species sharing t...

    Biology December 3, 2017
  • Why poisonous frogs don’t croak

    Change to just one amino acid prevents toxic amphibians killing themselves.

    As every school kid will tell you, South America boasts some fearsomely poisonous little frogs. These amphibians, su...

    Biology September 24, 2017
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