Frogboy's cousin gone from this earth?

Species of frog now believed extinct due to skin disease

By on November 21, 2013 8:10:40 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Chibiabos

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/20/us-science-darwin-frog-idUSBRE9AJ1B220131120 -

(Reuters) - A frog named after Charles Darwin has gone extinct because of a deadly amphibian skin disease, scientists believe.

Darwin's frogs were named after the father of evolution, who discovered them in 1834 in Chile during his voyage around the world on the ship HMS Beagle.

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November 23, 2013 11:43:41 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums
RIP. Survival of the fittest.
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November 24, 2013 2:34:01 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

(yay not directly humanity's fault)

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November 24, 2013 5:56:49 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The planetary ecosystem is a tangled web, Heavenfall...what seems direct might be obvious yet not guilty, and what is very subtle yet cumulative might not be observable, yet guilty...or all might be acting together. It is what it is. People won't stop doing damaging things, and the mass of humanity causes what it does even without doing more than eating and breathing...

However, as one disappears, others expand to fill the gap created. Ironic that the frog's name is what it is...

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November 25, 2013 7:52:10 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Its not really ironic, given it acquired the name because the species was native to an island Darwin actually explored.

We're having a problem here locally in the Pacific Northwest I just saw on the news today of a sudden rapid die-off of sea stars (commonly misnomered "starfish"), one species in particular has in just a few weeks completely disappeared in the vicinity of a pier.  A common jump to conclusion among locals is it is the result of toxic pollution carried on the current from Japan's tsunami-ravaged Fukushima reactor, but scientists are quick to emphasize they don't know the cause at this point.

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November 25, 2013 8:33:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Chibiabos,
We're having a problem here locally in the Pacific Northwest I just saw on the news today of a sudden rapid die-off of sea stars (commonly misnomered "starfish"), one species in particular has in just a few weeks completely disappeared in the vicinity of a pier. A common jump to conclusion among locals is it is the result of toxic pollution carried on the current from Japan's tsunami-ravaged Fukushima reactor, but scientists are quick to emphasize they don't know the cause at this point.

If only it was the Crown of Thorns starfish.  It's a 'blight' which will likely see the demise of the Great Barrier Reef....

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