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Default Biologists help frogs in danger get leg up

Biologists help frogs in danger get leg up
By Renee Nadeau Algarin
Sunday, April 18, 2010

Biologists help frogs in danger get leg up - BostonHerald.com
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Franklin Park Zoo is hoping early Earth Day events will make zoogoers leap into action to help protect the world’s amphibians, which are croaking at a frightening rate.

“Amphibians are the first line of defense. They are telling us that something is wrong,” warned Edgardo Griffith, a biologist speaking today at Franklin Park Zoo’s Party for the Planet. “If we don’t react to that message, it could be too late.”

Of the world’s 6,000 known amphibians, more than half are at risk of extinction, largely due to a fast-spreading fungus called chytrid that can kill 90 percent of frogs in its path in weeks. Loss of habitat and pollution also threaten frogs...
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