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On Monday, my axolotl, Rosie, died.

I am absolutely heartbroken and have been for the last few days. It is getting a little better. I don’t cry as much. 669 more words


European salamanders and newts vulnerable to fungal disease from Asia

The fungus probably arrived in Europe recently, and its presence in traded amphibians suggests that the intercontinental movement of amphibians explains its introduction.

The previously unknown fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans was discovered last year by researchers investigating a huge crash in the population of fire salamanders in the Netherlands. 304 more words


Yellowstone: Blacktail Plateau Drive

Welcome to Disneyland people! This site was another first for me and I certainly hope it’s not my last. Honestly, as soon as we parked our car and started hiking, we had elk bounding across our path and birds were perched on our shoulders singing Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah. 599 more words

Yellowstone National Park

Florida Lizards Show that Evolutionary Change Can Be Rapid


  • Scientists have observed that a Florida lizard species has moved much higher in the trees when faced with competition from a new competitor, an invasive lizard species from Cuba.
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Jello Frogs and HOBOs .. wait, what?

One of our projects in Brazil is to investigate the sensitivity of frog and toad species to water loss: at what rate do these animals lose water in their natural habitats? 726 more words


Toads v. Climate Change

Since the 1960s climate scientists have recognized a link between increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and a global pattern of climate change. Data supporting this theory and projecting the impacts of our current trajectory have accumulated and become more refined in the past five decades. 913 more words