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Climate Change A Likely Culprit In Coqui Frog's Altered Calls
2014-04-16 12:04:30

By Stuart Wolpert, University of California - Los Angeles Changes in the Puerto Rican climate over the past three decades have caused small but significant changes to the coqui frog, the territory's national animal. UCLA biologists have found that not only have male coquis become smaller, but their mating call has also become shorter and higher pitched. Authored by Peter Narins, UCLA distinguished professor of integrative biology and physiology and of ecology and evolutionary biology,...

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2011-01-12 09:20:00

Conservationists working in Haiti have discovered six species of frogs that had previously not been seen for nearly 20 years, the organization Conservation International (CI) reported Wednesday. The announcement comes exactly one year to the day that an earthquake ravaged the Caribbean nation, killing an estimated 230,000 people and leaving 1.2 million others homeless. "Amidst the suffering that continues to plague Haiti, the presence and discovery of these frog species is a sign, however...

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2006-05-17 07:32:10

HILO, Hawaii -- The state has allocated $4.9 million to fight invasive species including coqui frogs, the amphibian accused of threatening Hawaii's fragile ecosystem and disrupting the sleep of island residents. The funding sets aside more than $2.9 million to hire 58 additional inspectors at Hawaii's airports and harbors to help spot nonnative species before they enter the islands. The funds will boost the state's inspection staff by more than 75 percent. Lawmakers allocated another $2...

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2005-07-15 09:33:31

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- It's hard to imagine a tiny, 2-inch frog could cause so much harm. Beloved in its native Puerto Rico, the coqui frog has become a menace in Hawaii, where it suddenly appeared in the 1990s. With no natural predators, such as snakes, to keep their numbers under control, the frogs and their loud "ko-KEE" mating calls have multiplied exponentially - causing headaches for homeowners. Some believe the noisy amphibians could also cause serious damage to Hawaii's...


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2009-01-13 18:15:06

The Cliff Chirping Frog (Eleutherodactylus marnockii) is a small species of frog found in the United States, in central and western Texas. They are nocturnal and spend most of their lives on limestone rock faces. Though they prefer rocky areas, they are also found in forest regions and areas with moderate moisture (excluding pools of water or streams). These frogs are 0.75 to 1.5 inches long and are olive green or tan in color with brown or black mottling. The rear legs are often banded....

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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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