Author: Francisco Bautista

Australia’s FrogID Week Runs November 8-17. Help Find Frogs!

Australia’s FrogID Week Runs November 8-17. Help Find Frogs!

"We need as many frog calls recorded this year as possible in order to build our database and compare year-on-year information." [...]
Greater Sea Snake Populations Larger Than Thought, Thanks To Citizen Scientist Snorkeling Grandmas

Greater Sea Snake Populations Larger Than Thought, Thanks To Citizen Scientist Snorkeling Grandmas

Seven snorkeling grandmothers helped researchers discovered a healthy population of greater sea snakes near a popular swimming beach. [...]
Invasive Cane Toads In Australia Are Prey To Australian Water Rats

Invasive Cane Toads In Australia Are Prey To Australian Water Rats

Australian water rats have learned how to kill and eat invasive cane toads without getting poisoned. [...]
Northern California Woman Indicted For Illegally Exporting Turtles To Hong Kong

Northern California Woman Indicted For Illegally Exporting Turtles To Hong Kong

The woman did not have the permits to export the reptiles nor did she declare them to a U.S. official, the indictment claims. [...]

Six Dravidogecko Species Discovered In Western Ghats Of India

The six gecko species were living in plain sight, thought to be a single species. [...]
Congolese Giant Toad Mimics Gaboon Viper, New Study Says

Congolese Giant Toad Mimics Gaboon Viper, New Study Says

The amphibian is known to live in 11 locations that are also home to the venomous snake, and the coloration and patterns they share are uncanny. [...]
Two Arrested For Poaching More Than 4000 Wild Turtles In Florida

Two Arrested For Poaching More Than 4000 Wild Turtles In Florida

The investigation concluded that the poachers took more than 4,000 turtles from the wild illegally and sold them over a six month period [...]
Research Shows Chytrid Fungus Survives In Warm Tropical Lowlands

Research Shows Chytrid Fungus Survives In Warm Tropical Lowlands

Lab studies have shown the fungus cannot survive in temperatures above 29 degrees celsius, but researchers found the fungus surviving in frogs living [...]
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