Researchers discover "ground zero" causing worldwide amphibian plague

It looks like there’s even more reason to take those airport signs seriously. While we’ve long known about the potential dangers of introducing animals to foreign ecosystems, researchers now believe the illegal transportation of amphibians across borders could be the reason so many of them have been dying from a known plague. Chytrid fungus, a … Continued

7 GIFs showing the (wild)life of Europe's most interesting river

The Morava is one of the most beautiful and ecologically-valuable rivers in all of Central Europe—running alongside forests, wetlands, steppe and mountains. Like a green snake, slithering its way across the continent, the river forms a natural juncture between Central and Eastern Europe—the Alps on one side, the Carpathians mountains on the other. Home to hot and dry summers, which … Continued

6 surprising animals that can change sex

Lets face it; most things in the natural world revolve around sex. Specifically, making sure you survive long enough to find and impress a mate—then have lots of offspring. It’s a complicated game that has led to all sorts of adaptations, but the one we’re sharing with you today is amongst the most surprising—the ability … Continued

Freshwater fish and amphibians have an enzyme that acts like night-vision goggles

Researchers uncover an enzyme that allows various marine species to see a much wider range of light than us humans — from the blue-greens of marine environments to more cloudy, infrared inland streams. For nearly a hundred years researchers have known that fish and amphibians have an unreal ability to fine-tune their visual abilities to … Continued

The secret to survival according to green tree frogs

Its red eyes really make this little frog stand out, which is not what you want when predators come calling. So what tricks has this creature learned in order to avoid becoming a snake’s snack? Well—with over 250 million years of evolution under its belt—quite a lot actually. Have a watch of the video to … Continued

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