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A juvenile Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana muscosa) readied for release into the James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve. --Photographer: Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo Global
FRIDAY JUN 14 2013
"Paging froglet number nine. How are you settling into your new digs?"Okay, so maybe frogs can't talk back -- and their little transmitters ...more
A new USGS ARMI study monitored amphibian population trends in public lands and national parks, like this Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (Rana sierrae) in Yosemite National Park. --Photographer: Devin Edmonds
Frogs, toads, salamanders and other amphibians are less commonly found today in the United States than they were nine years ago, according to a new st ...more
Screenshot of the USGS WERC Biweekly Update --Photographer: USGS Western Ecological Research Center
USGS Western Ecological Research Center newsletters are posted twice a month on our blog. Check back for a rundown of new research and events on ecolo ...more
Right photo provided by the Kaepernick family showing NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with his pet African spurred tortoise. Left photo from --Photographer: Rick Kaepernick/NFL
The San Francisco 49ers came short of a Super Bowl victory this past Sunday, and perhaps no one is taking it harder than star quarterback Colin Kaeper ...more
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