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  • A dragonfly emerging from a protective shell attached to a blade of grass
    Dragonfly emerging from a nymph stage. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    A reason for at least some of the amphibian deformities

    October 2, 2009 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings, and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. For several years biologists were noticing fairly widespread malformations among amphibians - frogs missing legs or having extra legs. There was much speculation about the cause of this disfigurement, including heightened suspicion of pesticides and other chemicals. Researchers have recently uncovered what may be at least part of the explanation for legless frogs – dragonflies. Frogs and dragonflies have something in common – they both spend the early part of their life in water.  Learn more...

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