Thursday, March 04, 2010


The Golden Toad

There was a period of time when the best bet science for the extinction of these little frogs was... wait for it, global warming. They had a tiny range of habitat in Costa Rica. So, is the best bet science still global warming. No, it almost certainly was a chytrid fungal infection brought on by a drought caused by the perfectly normal Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO).

Still sorry to see them go.


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