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Guest Blogger: Henry Adams on Costa Rican Salamanders, and his new study —

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Amphibians are the most endangered vertebrate taxa with ~18% of species being listed as endangered or critically endangered. Emergent infectious diseases pose a serious threat to global amphibian conservation, having already decimated populations across the world. Discovered in 2013 after causing enormous declines in Dutch salamander populations, the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (a.k.a. Bsal or salamander chytrid) presents a grave new danger. Having been introduced to Europe from East Asia, likely through the pet trade, Bsal has not been detected outside of Europe or Asia. However, it’s a matter of WHEN not IF it spreads to other parts of the world. The introduction of Bsal to the Western Hemisphere could be disastrous: the Americas hold the most diverse salamander communities in the world. In particular, Costa Rica holds the 5th most diverse salamander community and the country’s enormous ecotourism industry and pet trade, which have both been implicated in the m…

#KnowYourFrog As of today, there are 6988 known species of frog. We will be exploring a good chunk of them this semester in Biology of Amphibians, while still saving ample time for #salamanders and #caeciliansStarts on Saturday. register: bio.amphibian.life

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It's important to know which end of the Hippo Frog you are looking at ;) Still openings left for the Biology of Amphibians course this fall. Starts next Saturday (15th) and goes for 8 Saturdays. Anyone wanting to learn more about frogs, salamanders and caecilians is encouraged to register. bio.amphibian.life

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Registration Open for Fall Amphibian Class — an 8 week deep dive into the world of amphibians. Offered @ Agnes Scott and Open to All. Saturday afternoons starting Sept 15. register @ bio.amphibian.life Get #AmphibiousAF for $100

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Gopher Frog, Lithobates capito In the mesocosm @ #MetamorphosisMeadow, the Amphibian Research and Conservation Center at the Amphibian Foundation #GopherFrog #GeorgiaRarest #GeorgiaNative

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Critically Endangered Roti Snake-neck Turtle from southern Indonesia — These adorable turtles have been donated to the Amphibian Foundation by the Turtle Conservancy to strengthen our education and outreach programs like #CritterCamp We are so grateful for the opportunity to work with this incredible species.

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Registration Open for Fall Amphibian Class — an 8 week deep dive into the world of amphibians (Including #SquishLizards ). Offered @ Agnes Scott and Open to All. Saturday afternoons starting Sept 15. register @ bio.amphibian.life Get #AmphibiousAF for $100

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#TruthIsTruth Registration Open for Fall Amphibian Class — an 8 week deep dive into the world of amphibians. Offered @ Agnes Scott and Open to All. Saturday afternoons starting Sept 15. register @ bio.amphibian.life Get #AmphibiousAF for $100

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Registration Open for Fall Amphibian Class — an 8 week deep dive into the world of amphibians. Offered @ Agnes Scott and Open to All. register @ bio.amphibian.life Get #AmphibiousAF

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