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Tag: Chytrid Fungus

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  • A brown and black amphibian in a plastic container.
    Ozark hellbender. Photo by Jill Utrup, USFWS.

    Ozark hellbender

    January 23, 2011 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Once you see a hellbender, you never forget it. Hellbenders are salamanders, but not just any salamanders. They’re big salamanders. Growing up to three feet in rare instances, it’s fairly easy to comes across individuals at least a foot long here in the Southern Appalachians. Despite their size, they’re essentially harmless to humans and are part of a healthy stream ecosystem.  Learn more...

  • A green and brown frog with large round eyes resting on a rock.
    Ginseng flower forming. Photo by Courtney Celley, USFWS.

    Day of the frog

    June 12, 2009 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. March at my daughter’s preschool, is reptiles and amphibians month. There is a bit of pride when someone asks my daughter what she’s studying at school and she says “Reptiles and amphibians.” At one level, the pride comes simply from hearing my three-year old say a word like amphibians. Of course, there’s a deeper pride when she begins to name the distinguishing traits of the vertebrate classes – fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.  Learn more...

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