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Reptiles and Amphibians in the News

Sunday, March 7, 2010

California Tiger Salamander

The native tiger salamander is now considered threatened in California. (News source.)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Brown Tree Snakes

A report shows that more than 500 brown tree snakes were caught on Guam from October to December last year. (News source.)

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tuatara Birth

Photographic proof of the first hatching of tuatara on New Zealand's Matiu/Somes Island has been made. (News source.)

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Frog News

Some video and notes on how Tungara frogs whip up their frothy nests, here.

A PNG frog undergoes a significant ontogenetic color change. (News source.)

An endangered frog's eggs are being frozen for conservation purposes. (News source.)

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Herp Conservation Notes

A new hibernaculum was created for some relocated fox snakes in Illinois. (News source.)

Half of a Sussex Co., NJ, bog was acquired for conservation as bog turtle habitat for $1.1 million. Negotiations for the other half are ongoing. (News source.)

Some tuatara conservation research here.

Freshwater crocs are being pushed out of the Northern Territories by saltwater crocs. (News source.)

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Turtle Bridges

Kim Komando's video of the day on a wood turtle researcher, here.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Hope the Honeymoon's Better...

A marriage proposal on a SC beach ended in an official warning after illegal candles caused 60 or so baby loggerhead sea turtles to turn in the wrong direction, leading away from the sea. (News source.)

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Lake Erie Water Snakes

There has been a rebound in the endangered Lake Erie water snake, with about 10,000 in the wild. (News source.)

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More on Philippine Crocs

A few more details on the reintroduction of young Philippine crocodiles in a lake on Luzon island. (News source.)

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Threats to Green Sea Turtles

Transcript of an Australian news interview here.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lonesome George Not So Lonesome

The famed Galapagos tortoise has apparently fathered 5 healthy eggs. (News source.)

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Prisoners Raise Endangered Frogs

A few prisoners in Washington State are helping to raise endangered Oregon spotted frogs, and are doing a pretty good job at it. (News source.)

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Hellbender Conservation

Missouri is trying to preserve their hellbenders, along with the St. Louis Zoo's captive-breeding program. (News source.)

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Chinese Alligator Success

A group of wild-born Chinese alligators from previously captive adults has been discovered on Chongming Island. (News source.)

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Other Turtle News

Ravens are on a hit list for killing endangered desert tortoises. (News source.)

A device for fishing nets that might protect sea turtles better is not enthusiastically welcomed by fishermen. (News source.)

Researchers found a leatherback sea turtle tagged in Nova Scotia has turned up in Colombia waters. (News source.)

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Utah: Frog Conservation

Utah wildlife officials are creating new marsh areas for the rare Columbia spotted frog. (News source.)

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Horned Lizards

Tinker Air Force Base, in Oklahoma, protects a population of horned lizards. (News source.)

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Tortoise vs Mosquito

Galapagos tortoises and iguanas have to contend with mosquitoes that have developed a taste for reptilian blood, which may introduce new diseases. (News source.)

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Turtle News

Indonesians on the island of Runduma are protecting the local sea turtles now, instead of using their eggs. (News source.)

The rare western pond turtle found in Washington state recently turns out to be an escaped family pet, but the owners probably won't get it back. (News source.)

Emergency fishing regs put into effect banning longlines in the Gulf of Mexico may become permanent. Longlines injure sea turtles and other non-target species. (News source.)

Dead turtles turning up in Menasha, WI, are worrying conservationists. (News source.)

A Florida man was charged with poaching sea turtle eggs. (News source.)

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Turtle News

Tennessee conservationists want to protect their native turtles from the Asian food trade. (News source.)

A western pond turtle has been found in western Washington state, where it was thought extirpated. (News source.)

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