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Frogs are ‘mysteriously’ dying in large numbers in Australia, scientists warn


Frogs across Australia are dropping dead in large numbers as a result of reasons yet unidentified for the second consecutive winter, scientists have warned as they call for further research to unravel the causes and impacts of the die-off.

“Last winter, 1000’s of dead and dying frogs were found across Australia. In the previous few weeks, because it’s cooled, we’ve began getting scarily similar reports,” reptile conservation biologist Jodi Rowley from the University of Recent South Wales in Sydney tweeted on Monday.

To assist understand the dimensions and reason for these deaths, researchers have asked people living within the continent to send any reports they’ve of sick or dead frogs to the Australian Museum.

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