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(Baltimore Sun)   Scientists puzzled as to why so many frogs are croaking across the USA   (baltimoresun.com) divider line 49
    More: Interesting, United States, protected areas, pathogenic fungi, Towson University, U.S. Geological Survey  
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2013-05-23 12:12:22 AM
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2013-05-23 04:29:50 AM
Seven Words: Secret Muslim Islamic Sharia Law Infiltration Agents.

Frogs are part of their plan. It's Nefarious.
 
2013-05-23 05:15:07 AM
Are not frogs very sensitive to water pollution?
 
2013-05-23 05:37:28 AM

Ghastly: Are not frogs very sensitive to water pollution?


Yeah.
 
2013-05-23 05:38:42 AM

Ghastly: Are not frogs very sensitive to water pollution?


Yes, they are. They also have a hard time being green.
 
2013-05-23 05:40:28 AM
Ah, the joys of saturating our environment with endocrine disruptors.
 
2013-05-23 05:42:52 AM
Also: "Batrachian" is not a flower.
 
2013-05-23 05:43:51 AM
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2013-05-23 05:53:02 AM
All part of God's wonderfully mysterious plan to keep scientists employed.
 
2013-05-23 05:58:24 AM
Pollution.
 
2013-05-23 05:59:29 AM
The new pesticides causing so many problems the past couple of years are finally building up enough in the food chain to harm frogs?
 
2013-05-23 05:59:41 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Pollution.


Dont forget invasive species.
 
2013-05-23 06:01:04 AM

miss diminutive: Ghastly: Are not frogs very sensitive to water pollution?

Yes, they are. They also have a hard time being green.


It's not easy being cheesy.
 
2013-05-23 06:02:38 AM
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2013-05-23 06:05:58 AM

Oldiron_79: AverageAmericanGuy: Pollution.

Dont forget invasive species.


Or habitat loss.
 
2013-05-23 06:09:45 AM

miss diminutive: Oldiron_79: AverageAmericanGuy: Pollution.

Dont forget invasive species.

Or habitat loss.


People like to forget the last 2. Pollution they can blame on the 1% factory owners, but released pets and swamps drained to make new subdivisions? Those are clearly caused by 99%ers.
 
2013-05-23 06:16:51 AM
I thought this was a virus that went through the population a few years ago and that frogs are on the rebound.
 
2013-05-23 06:17:37 AM
Reddit...reddit...reddit
 
2013-05-23 06:27:02 AM
This is bad.
 
2013-05-23 06:35:34 AM
Miss Piggy went insane and became a serial killer after the Muppet Show was cancelled?
 
2013-05-23 06:38:51 AM
Gay Marriage. Hipster frogs.
 
2013-05-23 06:41:54 AM
Why are frogs croaking?
Because that's what they do. In both senses of the word, they are born, they croak, then they croak.
Jesus people, next thread please, how about 'Why is sky blue with white fluffy bits?'
 
2013-05-23 06:53:08 AM
YoOjo

Why are frogs croaking?
Because that's what they do. In both senses of the word, they are born, they croak, then they croak.
Jesus people, next thread please, how about 'Why is sky blue with white fluffy bits?'


DRTFA, eh?

How about this one from 2006?
Expect few frogs and a LOT more mosquitos in the coming years...
 
2013-05-23 06:59:05 AM
I wonder if the new chemicals the states have been spraying on the road to melt ice have anything to do with it.  The past two springs it's created a 3 foot deadzone into our front lawn.  We actually have to dig up and replace the soil to get anything to grow.  I can't imagine that being healthy for an animal.
 
2013-05-23 07:47:39 AM

Ghastly: Are not frogs very sensitive to water pollution?


This.  Amphibians all over the world are dying off.   And have been for years.   This not news, or shouldn't be.    God, Lana, read a book.
 
2013-05-23 08:02:19 AM
OMG global warming!!
 
2013-05-23 08:15:01 AM
Maybe it is the Great Larouche Toad/Frog Massacre.
 
2013-05-23 08:28:33 AM
I, for one, welcome our West Nile-bearing mosquito overlords. Seriously, they're already horrendous around here thanks to the bat population dying off.
 
2013-05-23 08:31:40 AM
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Hell came to Frogtown.
 
2013-05-23 08:32:33 AM

MsStatement: I, for one, welcome our West Nile-bearing mosquito overlords. Seriously, they're already horrendous around here thanks to the bat population dying off.


Hey! Hey you! We don't care for any of that connecting the dots around here, tinfoil hat wearing weirdo!

/yes i'm kidding
 
2013-05-23 08:44:41 AM

Oldiron_79: miss diminutive: Oldiron_79: AverageAmericanGuy: Pollution.

Dont forget invasive species.

Or habitat loss.

People like to forget the last 2. Pollution they can blame on the 1% factory owners, but released pets and swamps drained to make new subdivisions? Those are clearly caused by 99%ers.


Not to mention runoff from lawn chemicals, septic systems, etc.... that add increasing amounts of everything, and since amphibians are uber sensitive to environment changes......
 
2013-05-23 08:52:50 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Oldiron_79: miss diminutive: Oldiron_79: AverageAmericanGuy: Pollution.

Dont forget invasive species.

Or habitat loss.

People like to forget the last 2. Pollution they can blame on the 1% factory owners, but released pets and swamps drained to make new subdivisions? Those are clearly caused by 99%ers.

Not to mention runoff from lawn chemicals, septic systems, etc.... that add increasing amounts of everything, and since amphibians are uber sensitive to environment changes......


Not sure how big of a deal septicsystems are(most places with any pop density have city sewer) but THIS on the lawn chemicals. Why does your lawn need to look like a golf course? especially out west in the dry states.
 
2013-05-23 08:58:29 AM

Oldiron_79: miss diminutive: Oldiron_79: AverageAmericanGuy: Pollution.

Dont forget invasive species.

Or habitat loss.

People like to forget the last 2. Pollution they can blame on the 1% factory owners, but released pets and swamps drained to make new subdivisions? Those are clearly caused by 99%ers.


The pollution isn't factory owners so much anymore - it's not "point source", it's NON-point source. In other words, farms (pesticide and herbicide and fertilizer runoff - the stuff causing Lake Erie to be crappy again and causing the dead zone in the gulf), suburban and urban areas (the collective dirt, oil, rubber, and trash that runs off streets and into storm drains each day). The habitat loss is also often there as well - less big virgin habitat loss, more marginal habitat loss. That is, farms plowing under any wetland they can convert, even the edges of streams (the riparian zone). Suburbs that used to have patches of forest, well, those bits of forest get turned into more houses. This happened in both places I lived as a child, Texas and Florida. It's not just heartbreaking because the kids have nowhere to be kids and do the secret kid things kids do, but also because when you turn it all into houses, well, there is no place for the things that live in forests to live anymore.

Ultimately, we're turning it all into one big semi-urban zone. That's what Pinellas county, Florida looks like today - a giant suburb broken up highways lined with strip malls. Nature ultimately gets confined to parkland. Honolulu, where I am now, is only slightly better off because you can't build on the mountains (at least for now). But the reefs off Oahu are terrible, in Waikiki the reef is sketchy but there are at least fish (because you can't really fish off Waikiki, and part of it is officially protected), but elsewhere, particularly on the Windward side, you have better looking reefs with almost no fish (a few small ones only). Those fish have been hunted off the reef, period - in the three protected areas on Oahu, there are hundreds of fish right up to the shoreline, literally schools of fish in two feet of water 10 feet offshore.

Anyone who actually bothers to look can see what's happening. It's been happening all my life, I've seen it, it just keeps going and going. It's not just frogs, it's songbirds, fish, pretty much every living thing. It's blindingly obvious if you have even the slightest contact with nature.

The fact that people don't care, well, it's sad. This is IT, this is the only planet we have, these animals and plants are the only companions we have to share it with. But I suppose if you get your kicks on TV rather than from nature, well, who cares? You can't love what you never see and never know, and what you don't love you won't protect. And eventually, it will be gone.
 
2013-05-23 09:05:21 AM
post 34:

chimate clange.
 
2013-05-23 09:11:00 AM

amquelbettamin: I thought


that was your first mistake.
 
2013-05-23 09:11:05 AM
BIKINI SLIDESHOW AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FROG PAGE!
 
2013-05-23 09:11:25 AM

SuperTramp: YoOjo

Why are frogs croaking?
Because that's what they do. In both senses of the word, they are born, they croak, then they croak.
Jesus people, next thread please, how about 'Why is sky blue with white fluffy bits?'

DRTFA, eh?

How about this one from 2006?
Expect few frogs and a LOT more mosquitos in the coming years...


No, I just didn't want to say anything serious, too much serious talk around these parts.
Seriously.
Who cares if the bees or the frogs or the buffalo or the South American Spectacled Bear go extinct? It's not like life on this earth is all one big fragile inter-linked ecological whole, is it?

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/hot - like Dr Aki Ross
 
2013-05-23 09:27:09 AM

YoOjo: big fragile


didt alanis morissette write a song about oxymorons?
 
2013-05-23 09:28:46 AM

scalpod: God's wonderfully mysterious plan to keep scientists


i see what you did there.
 
2013-05-23 09:32:28 AM

utah dude: YoOjo: big fragile

didt alanis morissette write a song about oxymorons?


I dot know if she didt or not, sorry.
 
2013-05-23 09:32:46 AM
Drought?

Pay me.
 
2013-05-23 09:34:02 AM

YoOjo: utah dude: YoOjo: big fragile

didt alanis morissette write a song about oxymorons?

I dot know if she didt or not, sorry.


Hmm, that might need to say 'didt or did', cat keep posting without previewing.
 
2013-05-23 09:39:17 AM

YoOjo: YoOjo: utah dude: YoOjo: big fragile

didt alanis morissette write a song about oxymorons?

I dot know if she didt or not, sorry.

Hmm, that might need to say 'didt or did', cat keep posting without previewing.


rought, so i'did that way on porpoise. duh.
 
2013-05-23 09:40:30 AM
q teh luv thread so much catpic.
 
2013-05-23 09:43:24 AM

utah dude: q teh luv thread so much catpic.


Uncanny, that's what I always say.
In fact I have that tattooed on my arm and plan to have it chiseled onto my gravestone. In Olde English font, because serious.
/serious
 
2013-05-23 09:45:24 AM

YoOjo: utah dude: q teh luv thread so much catpic.

Uncanny, that's what I always say.
In fact I have that tattooed on my arm and plan to have it chiseled onto my gravestone. In Olde English font, because serious.
/serious


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2013-05-23 10:50:33 AM

Ghastly: Are not frogs very sensitive to water pollution?


yeah and like you, they don't speak english.
 
2013-05-23 10:51:24 AM
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2013-05-23 11:44:55 AM
Uh... they're not, though. Is this a repeat from the 20th century? We've since figured out that the frog deaths are due to an imported fungal disease.
 
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