Cool Frog Facts

It’s a fact: frogs are cool! And here you will find the proof! How many amphibian species are there? There are 7,205 known amphibian species, of which 6,348 are anurans (frogs and toads), 658 are caudates (newts and salamanders), and 199 are gymnophiones (caecilians). What’s a caecilian? Caecilians are amphibians…

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500-year-old clam reveals ‘hugely worrying’ evidence of climate change and its effects

A quahog clam, also known as a hard-shelled clam or by its scientific name mercenaria mercenaria. Published under a Creative Commons licence bit.ly/RaejCi Margaret Pizer/VASG A worrying effect of climate change has been discovered by scientists studying the world’s longest-living animal, the quahog clam. Researchers examined growth rings on the…

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