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Anphibian Decline: More Than Meets the Eye

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nicole gibson

on 26 April 2010

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Transcript of Anphibian Decline: More Than Meets the Eye

Amphibian Decline: More Than Meets the Eye Tiger Salamander american bullfrog hellbender Unique Charactoristics Lay eggs Unique skin Atrazine 43 killer "Amphibians have existed on earth for over 300 million years, yet in just the last two decades there have been an alarming number of extimctions, nearly 168 species are beleived to have gone extinted and at least 2,469 more have populations that are declining." (Wilkenson) Missouri currently has 43 different types of anphibians according to the article "Amphibians and Reptiles" According to Christian Evans, a writer for Natural News, "If you take five grains of salt, divide this weight by five thousand, that is the amout of atrazine that causes these abnomalities." "Disease is the bullet killing frogs, but climate change is pulling the trigger"- an article in The Washington Post. "Experts claim that around one billion frogs are taken from the wild for human consumption each year." states an article "Is frog delicacy on its last leg?" "Killing a frog to eat only its thighs is as absurd as butchering an elephant for its ivory- Bradley Simon. "They arn't concerned about the decline in amphibians if they are eating robins"- David Bond. Global warming = Climate change Chytridiomycosis Human Exploitation Pets Food Standard of Living Thank you for your time :)
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