Two genetically male frogs mating. The male frog on the bottom produces viable eggs because he was exposed to the pesticide atrazine early in life. Photo courtesy Tryone Hayes.










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Book Twelve...arrggghh!







Frog Blog: Writing, Science, and Nature

Beware the Zombie Frog

April 2, 2010

Tags: The Frog Scientist

THE FROG SCIENTIST was knocked out in a early round of School Library's Journal's Battle of the Books, but it came back as the winner of the Undead Poll, thanks to a wonderful post on Pharyngula, PZ Myer's famous science blog.

Meanwhile, I am trying to get back in the game after dislocating and fracturing my shoulder during a kendo match. Argh.

Books for Young Readers
We know dolphins are smart. But WHY are they smart? A look into a very special community of wild bottlenose dolphins.
Seahorses and people share a damaged Philippine coral reef...how can it be saved?
Why are frog populations dying? Follow biologist Tyrone Hayes as he uncovers how pesticide use turns some male frogs into bizarre half-male, half-female creatures.
The story of the world's greatest field biologist and his life among gorillas, tigers, lions, snow leopards, panda bears and more.
This book should carry a warning sticker: DOG LOVERS WILL NEED KLEENEX.
If you sneeze on a gorilla, it can catch your cold. Keeping gorillas safe from human diseases is just one of the challenges facing these dedicated wildlife vets.
Astrobiologist Chris McKay has one of the coolest jobs around: searching Earth for clues about how life might have formed on other planets.
One shark, one sea turtle, one tuna, two seabirds...and one very big ocean.

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