How important are salamanders to their ecosystem and the planet? Very!
Posts Tagged ‘amphibians’
Bats use ripples in the water to detect their frog prey.
Academy researchers are working to stop the spread of the deadly chytrid fungus to save amphibians.
When researchers found fire salamanders in the Netherlands dying at a rapid rate from a skin fungus, they thought the infection looked familiar.
By Molly Michelson “…They are essentially solid frogsicles.” That’s Stefan Sirucek in National Geographic describing the latest publication on frozen frogs. Sounds like the Triplets of Belleville (click for image), n’est-ce pas? Jon Costanzo and his Miami University (Ohio, that is, not Florida) colleagues studied the antifreeze mechanics of Alaskan wood frogs (Rana sylvatica) that [...]
Two very different Academy scientists traveled to Cameroon together earlier this summer, in search of frogs, in a race to save them.
Local researchers, using Academy collections, are tracking the spread of the deadly disease killing amphibians worldwide.
The genome of the living fossil reveals big secrets…
Did you know there are 7,000 different kinds of amphibians? Learn more with this fun music video! Song by Conor Loughridge and the Wiggly Tendrils.
What is the value of the 100 most threatened species on the planet?