Why the Frogs Are Dying

Posted on October 9, 2006  Comments (1)

photo of blue poison frog

Why the Frogs Are Dying by Mac Margolis (photo is of a Blue Poison Frog):

A study by 75 scientists published earlier this year in the journal Nature estimated that two thirds of the 110 known species of harlequins throughout Central and South America have vanished. And that may be just the beginning.

Scientists monitoring wildlife around the world are echoing Pounds’s research. Their conclusion: many more species will perish.

This article does a good job of discussing the interactions caused by global warming and the consequences to some animal species.

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One Response to “Why the Frogs Are Dying”

  1. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Purple Frog Delights Scientists
    May 5th, 2007 @ 4:16 pm

    This interesting looking frog (N. sahyadrensis), discovered in India in 2003, has is in its own taxonomic family and represents the only known living example of frogs that lived alongside dinosaurs 65 million years ago..

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