Tag Archives: Salamander

An overdeveloped drive to mate?

In the frenzy of amphibian mating aggregations, strange mistakes can occur resulting in unusual and even grotesque pairings. Continue reading

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Estimating amphibian abundance by counting egg masses

The unique breeding biology of wood frogs makes it easy for biologists to obtain population estimates. Continue reading

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Salamanders by the sea

Do slender salamanders living close to the ocean tolerate salt water better than slender salamanders from further inland? Continue reading

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Wood Frogs cling to Tiger Salamander

A male tiger salamander has come too close to the wood frog lek, and has been grabbed by several males. Continue reading

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Frenzies of newts and frogs, plus an odd deformity

Some observations on California Newt and Pacific Chorus Frog mating frenzies, with some interesting observations on newt deformities. Continue reading

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