Documentary About Frogs Premieres Sunday, April 5 at 8pm ET on PBS
"Frogs have been living on this planet for more than 360 million years, and over the centuries, evolved into some of the most wondrous and diverse creatures on earth. Today, however, all their remarkable adaptations and survival tactics are failing them." Indeed, it is a sad state of affairs for frogs. We've probably already lost a third of amphibians, and many more are severely threatened.
Red-eye tree frog. Photo: Wikipedia, CC
Where the calls of frogs once filled the air, scientists now hear only silence. Ecosystems are beginning to unravel, and the potential to discover important medical cures may be lost forever. Habitat loss, pollution and a human population that has doubled in the past 50 years have set the stage for their diminished numbers. But now, a fungus called chytrid has been identified as the major culprit, and so far the spread of the fungus can’t be stopped.
Mark your calendar, Frogs: The Thin Green Line will premiere on Sunday April 5th at 8pm ET on PBS (you can check local listings here).
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