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Sporting elaborate spikes and body armor, the extinct amphibian was even more terrifying than previously thought, a new study says.
My passion for amphibians and their conservation brought me to this mountainous region in Vietnam in search of amphibians, but this post is about people.
PROJECT UPDATE: Civil unrest in Mozambique for the first time in 21 years has brought threat of civil war. We are therefore postponing the field work until February in the hopes that things will be settled and the roads passable by then.
The limestone terrain gets even more challenging during an expedition in search of rare, poorly-known and previously unknown species of amphibians in northern Vietnam.
An expedition in search of rare, poorly-known and previously unknown species of amphibian starts off in some seriously difficult terrain in northern Vietnam.
The five-foot long amphibian, native to Japan, has been bred in captivity for only the second time in history, experts say.
Less than a week after NASA launched its latest moon orbiter, the world appears to be abuzz, not about the mission, but about a tiny airborne frog that photo-bombed the liftoff photos. Late last Friday, September 6, the 70-foot (21-meter) high Minotaur V rocket carrying NASA’s car-sized Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) lifted…
The leeches, bruises and bites are rough, but the frogs make it all worthwhile! With the expedition in search of amphibians in northern Vietnam at an end, the team packs up and takes on the bumpy road once again.
In 2008, National Geographic Young Explorer Jonathan Kolby re-discovered a frog species endemic to Honduras that had been declared extinct. The amphibian had vanished mysteriously in the mid 1980s. Now, the Australia-based Kolby told us via email, “I’ve been searching for more proof of its existence every year since, and finally found a second one a…
Nursing bumps. bruises, cuts and scrapes, we haul our gear down the mountain on slick mud in the pouring rain so that we can search for frogs and other amphibians further afield in northern Vietnam.
The Eastern hellbender–also called a snot otter, devil dog, mud dog, grampus, or Allegheny alligator–is one of the world’s largest species of salamander. The animal, formally Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, has been declining and is officially listed as “near threatened” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Much larger than any other salamanders in their range, hellbenders…
Scientists have figured out how Alaskan wood frogs can freeze solid and stop breathing—yet still bounce back to life.
From our base camp in the forest in northern Vietnam, we climb a nearby mountain in search of frogs and other amphibians.
We spend hours photographing frog eyes and thighs, and then don wet, moldy clothes and search for Torrent Frogs.
The team finds frogs hiding out in nests and discover that these amphibians make pretty good parents!