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The 'Larvae Lugger' is now ready for a field season of saving #amphibians

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 thanks to #carstickersinc making this amazing decal of our logo! Just in time for the first rains (finally!) #AmphibianFoundation #LarvaeLugger

The Origin and Inspiration Behind the Amphibian Foundation Logo

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In honor of Lost Species Day (Nov 30th)

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I painted this portrait of #Toughie the last known Rabbs' Fringe-limbed Tree Frog who passed away September 26th. It was a privilege to know him and work with him all those years. #RIPToughie #Ecnomiohyla #Ecnomiohylarabborum #RacingExtinction
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Adorable Mole Salamander, #Ambystoma talpoideum reared from larvae from the GA coastal plain.

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  I have seen quite a few from this region with the beautiful blue coloration. #FieldWork #AmphibianSurveys #Ambystomatalpoideum #ambystomatidae

Come on out to the Atlanta Science Tavern @ Manuel’s Saturday, November 26th!

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I will be discussing Global Amphibian Declines and the creation of a new non-profit dedicated to the conservation and research of our precious amphibians! For more information, see the AST website: meetu.ps/322wrx 

From the Atlanta Science Tavern Website: 
Amphibians (frogs, salamanders and caecilians) are a interesting group of vertebrates with a rich global biodiversity. They occur in even the most unlikely places such as the Arctic Circle, deserts, and our urban neighborhoods. Despite this ability to adapt to extreme conditions, amphibians are declining worldwide - from pristine as well as developed environments. Scientists have identified multiple anthropogenic factors contributing synergistically to amphibian declines, which are now affecting almost 40% of the global amphibian population. Therefore, a multifaceted approach is necessary to address the amphibian decline phenomenon. We will explore the major documented causes, as well as some of the most impacted specie…

Hatchling Iberian Ribbed Newt, #Pleurodeles waltl ... Roughly one-third the size of a hatchling #axolotl ... Wish me luck!

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Turns out, the federal government has some pretty sexy #axolotls ... Here is one of my favorites in the #USFWS collection (more to follow) We partner with the service on several conservation projects to save amphibians! #axolotl #Ambystoma #Ambystomamexicanum #neotenic #NeotenicZoo #AmphibianFoundation

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At The #AmphibianFoundation we are also big fans of our friends a little further up the phylogenetic tree.

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