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Learning from Amphibians

Posted Monday, January 14, 2008

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There are some 5,700 species of amphibians on the planet, and over the last twenty years, about a third of those species have experienced some serious decline. We're talking about extinctions and rapid declines too large to be explained away by natural cycles. Scientists say these population problems may point to a similar future for other animals--even humans. We'll talk about this cold and slimey world Monday morning at 9 a.m. Photo courtesy Cleveland Metroparks Zoo


Environment, Community/Human Interest


Kathy Krynak, Animal Keeper, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Tim Krynak, Naturalist, Cleveland Metroparks
Cathi Lehn, conservation program coordinator, Biodiversity Alliance

Additional Information

Learn more about the January Science Cafe.
Robert Krulwich produced this video (we found it on YouTube) for Nova ScienceNow about the North American Wood Frog that freezes and thaws! The wood frog is threatened in Ohio.
Learn about how 2008 is the Year of the Frog
Amphibian Ark

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