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  • Amphibian Diversity: Article Analysis

    Raffael Ernst and colleagues at the Senckenberg Natural History Collections studied how abandoned forest roads in the rainforest of Central Guyana impact amphibian diversity. The study suggest that these roads serve as a sanctuary for amphibians during severe dry periods to enhance their survival and reproduction. For example, the water-filled potholes of roads act as spawning grounds. Researchers suggest these roads should not be disturbed as they are advantageous to amphibians during dry periods. However, this is not to encourage the establishment of new roads or restoring of old ones as there are different factors that should be considered for restoration initiatives. As a consequence of species ability to adapt to…

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  • The Battle Of Poseidon Essay

    The remaining structures had become sanctuaries for the lower level marine life forms that inhabit the area. The city blocks are filled with countless vehicles converted into artificial reefs. The lost civilization was no match for the super-quakes that engulfed it. The aqua city was populated with dangerous amphibian species establishing powerful kingdoms beneath the surface. These kingdoms were always on high alert and patrolled by defense forces against neighboring enemies trying to…

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  • Freezing Temperature Essay

    Varying environmental climates require organisms to develop defense mechanisms to survive. For conditions under freezing temperatures, each animal has a response. If an animal is unprepared for the extreme situation, the formation of ice leads to a destruction of tissues and most organisms are unable to tolerate even frostbite; which make animals adapt to stay warm and out of the cold. Biochemical studies have examined why amphibians can tolerate freezing temperatures. Many amphibians, though…

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  • The Axolotl: Water Monster

    This is a book report on the animal The Axolotl, which comes from Aztecs. Axolotl means water, while xolotl means monster. So this animal is considered a, “Water Monster.” It is a non-native fish that also goes by the name, “Mexican Walking Fish.” It’s an amphibian, like a frog, and is in a paused state of metamorphosis. Their classification is in the phylum, Chordata. The Axolotl was first founded in 1789, in Mexico City. The labs that they were founded in and tested on were in Paris. They are…

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  • Summary Of Eating Frogs To Extinction By Ian Warkentin

    The article “Eating Frogs to Extinction” by Ian Warkentin addresses amphibians, particularly frogs, contributes a significant role in the gastronomy of several cultures, thus leading amphibians susceptible to mass extinction. The article begins with a list of factors that is leading to the rising cause of amphibians’ extinction; from environmental degradation to community instability to individual mechanism. These factors include their role as important prey and predators, habitat loss,…

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  • Environmental Effects Of Amphibians

    Ever since humans have started polluting causing the ozone layer to become thinner, allowing more UV rays from the sun to come. This correlates directly into stronger UV rays entering earth's atmosphere and harming living things all over. Some creatures that are the most susceptible to these UV rays are amphibians. There are three kinds of UV rays, UV-A, UV-B, UV-C. The kind that hurts the amphibians the most is UV-B because Most molecules do not absorb the higher UV-A wavelengths and most of…

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  • Eurycea Rathbuni Essay

    Eurycea rathbuni otherwise known as Texas Blind Salamanders are incredible creatures that do not get their fair share of attention compared to animals such as cheetahs and lions. Specifically, they are only known to reside within the dark water filled caves of Edward’s Aquifer in Hays County, Texas.5 Thus, this species was discovered by the San Marcos National Fishery, which is now known as Texas State University.5,6 In 1967, Eurycea Rathbuni was listed as an endangered species, and within ten…

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  • The Effects Of Atrazine On Amphibians

    Some of these scientists include Katti et al (2015), Ji et al (2016), and Marcus and Fiumera (2016). Katti et al (2015) showed that agrochemicals, which includes atrazine, have adverse effects on the reproductive systems of amphibians. One of the effects is a reduction in the number of follicles in amphibians, which shows that agrochemicals have a negative impact on the reproduction system of female amphibians (Katti et al, 2015). Unlike Katti et al (2015), Ji et al (2016) was worried about the…

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  • Road Salt Research Paper

    Many studies showed that road salt has negative effects on the survival rate of amphibian populations. According to Karraker, N. E., Gibbs, J. P., Vonesh, J. R., they found that large quantities of road salt decreased survival in both Spotted salamanders and Wood frogs. Survival of their embryos also decreased significantly. Amphibians have a lower chance to metamorphose, which is the process of an organism to develop into an adult, causing a lower a survival rate. Sanzo, D., and Hecnar, S. J.…

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  • Amphibian Man Vs Dark City Analysis

    Amphibian Man vs Dark City Amphibian man and Dark city are very different films. Eastern authors and directors created amphibian Man whereas Dark City was developed here in the United States. These two films were also filmed in very different times. Amphibian Man was filmed in 1962 whereas Dark City was filmed in 1998. Despite these vast differences, these two films have a lot in common. By looking at common themes, examining the progress of society and the effects superhuman powers can have on…

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