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USF study shows evidence of frogs getting sick from climate change listen

11/15/12 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A study conducted by the University of South Florida shows evidence that frogs are getting sick more often because of climate change. The research found that fluctuations in temperature decrease frogs’ resistance to a deadly pathogen that is linked to worldwide amphibian declines.

Jason Rohr, co-author of the study and associate professor of Integrative Biology at USF, says the study provides an understanding of how climate change plays a role in the global well-being of amphibians.

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