Help with reporting dying frogs

In the last few weeks, reports of dead frogs have started coming in from the east coast.

Since a spike in frog deaths last winter, the team from the Australian Museum Research Institute has been investigating the scale, cause and impact of these widespread deaths.

So far, their number one suspect is the amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis).

The fungus attacks the skin of frogs, which they use to breathe, drink and control electrolytes.

To help the Frog ID team understand the scale and cause of any frog deaths this winter, send any reports of sick or dead frogs to calls@frogid.net.au.

Find out more here.

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