Journal archives for February 2019

February 06, 2019

Traffic Is Driving A Newt Massacre in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Citizen scientists tracking roadkill on Alma Bridge Road have found thousands of dead newts this season.

https://baynature.org/2019/02/06/traffic-is-driving-a-newt-massacre-in-the-santa-cruz-mountains/

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Final Recovery Plan Released for Endangered Southern California Frog.

“With so few of these frogs left, it’s a relief to finally have a plan in place to help them survive,” said Jenny Loda, a Center biologist and attorney dedicated to protecting rare amphibians and reptiles. “Non-native predators and pollution are the major threats, so this plan is a big step toward saving these remarkable little creatures from extinction.”

https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2019/mountain-yellow-legged-frog-02-06-2019.php

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February 19, 2019

Passion for newts drives her mission to save them.

More than 2,695 California newts have lost their lives this winter along a 6-mile stretch of a rural road, their small colorful bodies flattened like discarded banana peels.

http://mercurynews.ca.newsmemory.com/?publink=0ab8a3d7d

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February 23, 2019

Snake eyes.

The short version goes like this: higher primates, including humans, owe our marvellously acute vision and ability to sense incoming peripheral dangers to ... snakes. That's right, snakes.

https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/snake-eyes/Content?oid=13189098

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