Monday, May 27, 2013

Amphibians Are Croaking All Over The World

Farewell Froggy, the Age of Ribbit is Nearing an End
 
Tree frog.  

Amphibians are disappearing horrifyingly fast worldwide, with a third of species imperiled. But they're disappearing even faster than believed in the US—and probably worldwide (more on that below)—according to the first ever analysis of the rate of population losses among frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts. 

Eastern newt: 

Even amphibians presumed to be relatively stable and widespread are declining. With species everywhere—from the swamps of Louisiana and Florida to the high mountains of the Sierras and Rockies—all disappearing with mind blowing speed. 

For the rest of the story: http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/05/amphibian-populations-declining-precipitous-rates-us-even-species-thought-stable

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