Monday, April 09, 2012

April: National Frog Month

Who doesn't love frogs? From their distinctive calls to wiggly tadpoles, from rainbow-bright skins of tropical frogs to the wide range of chemicals found in their systems that might one day benefit our pharmacological industry, frogs have surprisingly much to offer. It is no wonder this diverse group of amphibians has a month dedicated to them.

The library has a number of resources for reading more. Online, you could, for example, look at University of California at Berkeley's resources. AmphibiaWeb is an online system that provides access to information on amphibian declines, conservation, natural history, and taxonomy. Or you could browse amphibian photos by scientific name, for instance. If you still want more, try dissecting a frog online (provided by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).

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