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Reporter's Notes: A Frog in Trouble, A Scientist in Her Element

Reporter's Notes: A Frog in Trouble, A Scientist in Her Element

The Foothill Yellow Legged Frog has been wiped out from more than half of its' historic range along California's coast and central valley. Many biologists see this tiny amphibian as a canary in the coalmine – an early indication of an ecosystem gone wrong.

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Why I Do Science: Robert Drewes

Why I Do Science: Robert Drewes

For herpetologist Robert Drewes, studying frogs has been a lifelong affair. Find out why he does science.

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Producer's Notes: Disappearing Frogs

Producer's Notes: Disappearing Frogs

A Pacific Chorus FrogWhen I was growing up in the Bay Area the chirping croaks of native tree frogs often serenaded us to sleep. The sound of those little Pacific Chorus frogs calling to each other was always familiar background music to long summer nights. Those were days of catching pollywogs down at the creek […]

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Disappearing Frogs

Disappearing Frogs

Around the world, frogs are declining at an alarming rate due to threats like pollution, disease and climate change. Frogs bridge the gap between water and land habitats, making them the first indicators of ecosystem changes. Meet the Bay Area researchers working to protect frogs across the state and across the world.

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Quest Picks: Australia's Water-Guzzling Frogs

Quest Picks: Australia's Water-Guzzling Frogs

Today, Quest launches a new part of our blog, "Quest Picks." We scour the web and serve up the best of science, environment and nature content–from the Bay area and beyond–right to our readers. Today's pick is from YouTube. National Geographic, via YouTube, brings us the tale of Australia’s water-holding frog. This plucky amphibian rarely […]

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