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How a Frog's Mating Call Can Also Attract Predators

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January 26, 2014
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The tungara frog's mating call may attract more than potential mates.


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'Robo-Frog' the Robotic Romeo Who Gets the Girl

'Robo-Frog' the Robotic Romeo Who Gets the Girl

Reuters (Dec. 6, 2013) — A robotic male frog has helped researchers unveil the mysterious nocturnal mating habits of Panama's tungara frog. 'Robo-frog' was recruited to woo potential mates and shed light on the species' romantic rituals. Jim Drury reports.
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Scientists Take Leap to Resurrect Extinct Frog

Scientists Take Leap to Resurrect Extinct Frog

Reuters (Mar. 20, 2013) — Like the plot of the blockbuster movie 'Jurassic Park,' an effort to revive an extinct species of frog is showing signs of success in a laboratory in Australia. Scientists at the University of Newcastle, part of the so-called Lazarus Project, have taken an important step in bringing the Gastric-brooding Frog back to life, by implanting its "dead" cell DNA into the eggs of a living frog relative. Rob Muir has more.
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Tree Frogs In Taiwan Use Drains As Mating Call Megaphones

Tree Frogs In Taiwan Use Drains As Mating Call Megaphones

Newsy (June 6, 2014) — Researchers have discovered a certain type of tree frog in Taiwan is using storm drains to amplify their mating calls, kind of like a megaphone. Video provided by Newsy
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Female Frogs Prefer Multitasking Mates, Study Finds

Female Frogs Prefer Multitasking Mates, Study Finds

Newsy (Aug. 18, 2013) — Scientists from the University of Minnesota say female frogs prefer mates that can do long mating calls several times a minute.
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