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Frog and toads expected to go extinct


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#1    Ashotep

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:02 PM

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A study released Wednesday said that North American frogs, toads and other amphibious animals are disappearing so quickly that they are on track to be extinct from their natural habitats by 2033. According to the Denver Post, the study — which was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey — said that these types of animal populations are disappearing at a rate of 3.7 percent per year, although certain threatened species are expected to be extinct from their natural habitats within 6 years.

Scientists: Frog and toad declines signal of ‘collapse of the world’s ecosystems’

Even on protected lands this is happening.  I think its pollution and a sign of things to come.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:30 PM

So sad, this shouldn't be happening.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 07:37 PM

:( The beginning of the environmental collapse.  Frogs and toads then fish, snakes, birds....

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:17 PM

Yeah. When our continuing, over-polluted world spurred by selfish interests kills-off basic species, well, that's BAD.

But try to tell that to the "big money people" in their cozy houses.(Nothing against wealth, but a lot against blatant self-interests)

Will they even listen?

I hope so.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:07 PM

a lot of it is due to oestrogen mutation. it can cause amphibians to change sex, become sterile, cause mutations in muscle fibres and hermaphroditism. water treatment doesn't filter it out, so unless you gals stop taking the pill, or stop wazzing, our batrachian friends are doomed i'm afraid.....

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:11 PM

To mix metaphors a bit, amphibians are the new canaries in the coal mine.  Best pay attention to their fate, or we may all be gone soon.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:12 PM

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:30 PM

It rains cane toads here, but all the green tree frogs are disappearing and geckos too, I've personally noticed on my property the difference from last year.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:27 AM

View Posts33ker, on 23 May 2013 - 11:30 PM, said:

It rains cane toads here,
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:46 AM

A few years ago I remember scientists were becoming alarmed over deformities in frogs.  The canary in the coal mine scenario was mentioned.

There are plenty of frogs around here but I rarely see a toad and salamanders are getting rare.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:02 AM

View PostHilander, on 24 May 2013 - 12:46 AM, said:

A few years ago I remember scientists were becoming alarmed over deformities in frogs.  The canary in the coal mine scenario was mentioned.

There are plenty of frogs around here but I rarely see a toad and salamanders are getting rare.
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when I was a kid, there used to be a huge rec (recreational ground) near us, and it had loads of little ponds dotted around everywhere, with frogs & newts & salamanders aplenty, but then they drained everywhere off and built a hospital there instead, and suddenly there were no more frogs or newts or salamanders anymore.....

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:27 AM

Here the tree frogs could be deafing when I first moved to Florida, but now you hardly here them. :hmm:

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:28 AM

View Postshrooma, on 24 May 2013 - 12:27 AM, said:

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:05 AM

View Posts33ker, on 23 May 2013 - 11:30 PM, said:

It rains cane toads here, but all the green tree frogs are disappearing and geckos too, I've personally noticed on my property the difference from last year.

Cane toads have finally made there way to Western Australia. I would hate to see those ugly guys lasting longer than the native frogs.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:22 AM

View PostDKO, on 24 May 2013 - 08:05 AM, said:

Cane toads have finally made there way to Western Australia. I would hate to see those ugly guys lasting longer than the native frogs.
Think their eating the native frogs. Are they everywhere over there, in the city yet?





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