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Landmark study reveals low average rate of frog abnormalities on national wildlife refuges

An unprecedented 10-year study by the Service finds on average fewer than 2 percent of frogs and toads sampled from 152 national wildlife refuges had major physical abnormalities – a rate lower than expected based on earlier reports. The study also identifies regional "hotspot clusters" where there are concentrations of higher abnormality rates.

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Published on: Tuesday, November 19,2013

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