Thu May 23, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Commentary: Plague of frogs

Xenopus, or the African clawed frog, can be found in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
Under CC license from Flickr user Gregory Moine

Science loves a frog. And why not? They're easily disassembled, they produce large numbers of transparent embryos, and they walk  goofy.

But our dissectable friends aren’t doing so well. Scientists have also noted that amphibian extinction rates appear to be anywhere from hundreds to tens of thousands of times higher than usual.

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