[NAFEX] Amphibian Decline
tanisgrif at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 15 11:50:28 EDT 2005
I'm curious whether this fungus is more of an opportunist because the frogs' health
is already compromised, or whether it is the primary villian. Thanks!
--- rob hamilton wrote:
> Another thing to add in the mix maybe some kind of
> pathogen. Last week I went on a mushroom hunting
> hike. The person who lead the hike of my group was a
> Dr. David Porter of UGA. During the hike, we got to
> talking his research. Apparently, he is studing a
> fungus that has infected and killed a number of frogs.
> This fungus attaches the skin of the frog and inhabits
> the skins gas exchange which is part of how the frog
> breaths. I got the impression this was mostly warm
> weather or tropical frogs, but he did state that
> problem was very wide spread. I may be able to reach
> him if anyone wants the look at some of the research.
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