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How a Frog's Mating Call Can Also Attract Predators

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


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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

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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

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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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The Rewilding of California Wolf Territory

The Rewilding of California Wolf Territory

FORA.tv (Dec. 18, 2014) — The Rewilding of California Wolf Territory California Academy of Sciences - California Academy of Sciences What would it be like to live in a world with no predators roaming our landscapes? Would their elimination bring about a pastoral, peaceful human civilization? Or in fact is their existence critical to our own, and do we need to be doing more to assure their health and the health of the landscapes they need to thrive? In this talk, Cristina Eisenberg delivers a compelling call for the necessity of top predators in large, undisturbed landscapes, and shows us how a continental-long corridor-a "carnivore way"-provides the room they need to roam and disperse. Along the way we will follow in the footsteps of six large carnivores-wolves, grizzly bears, lynx, jaguars, wolverines, and cougars-on a 7,500-mile wildlife corridor from Alaska to Mexico along the Rocky Mountains. Backed by robust science, Eisenberg shows how their well-being is a critical factor in sustaining healthy landscapes and how it is possible for humans and large carnivores to coexist peacefully and even to thrive. University students in natural resource science programs, resource managers, conservation organizations, and anyone curious about carnivore ecology and management in a changing world will find a thoughtful guide to large carnivore conservation that dispels long-held myths about their ecology and contributions to healthy, resilient landscapes. Video provided by FORA.tv
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