Fungus Devastating Frogs on Nearly Every Continent May Have an Achilles Heel–and Scientists Think it Could Save the Amphibians

Fungus Devastating Frogs on Nearly Every Continent May Have an Achilles Heel–and Scientists Think it Could Save the Amphibians

A pandemic among frogs has been going on worldwide for years—the culprit: a fungal infection that has affected amphibians on nearly every continent. But now, the discovery of a virus that has evolved to replicate inside this fungus could be the key to saving nearly 500 species of frogs that have experienced declines due to […]

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Cannibal tree frogs are invading the US: Human hand-sized amphibians from Cuba have been spotted in Georgia – and officials urge residents to ‘kill them’ on the spot

Cannibal tree frogs are invading the US: Human hand-sized amphibians from Cuba have been spotted in Georgia – and officials urge residents to ‘kill them’ on the spot

Cannibal tree frogs from Cuba are invading parts of the US – and wildlife officials are urging people to kill the amphibians on the spot. The warning is due to the human hand-sized frogs eating those native to North America, which would lead to ‘ecological problems.’ The invasive creature also’ secretes an irritating liquid from […]

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Invasive, carnivorous frogs are now breeding in Georgia, biologists say

Invasive, carnivorous frogs are now breeding in Georgia, biologists say

An invasive species of carnivorous tree frogs that feed on native wildlife are now breeding in Georgia, a sign that the amphibians have gained a stronger foothold in the state, biologists say. Cuban treefrogs, Osteopilus septentrionalis, are a mostly canopy-dwelling species native to the Caribbean. It’s unclear exactly when they made the leap across the […]

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