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The frog pandemic

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You think it’s only humans being impacted by a pandemic these days? Think again! Over the past few months, frogs have dropped dead all over the east coast of Australia. They turn dark and shrivel up like dry leaves. Our guest was part of the researchers’ team working hard to find the cause. Now they have almost solved the riddle. And it’s not good news for the frogs.

A happy frogging accident.

Ben and Cat chat with Britt Mitchell who is a PhD student at UNSW Sydney and Australia Museum. Britt is part of Dr Jody Rowley’s lab and studies frogs, more precisely the changes frog populations undergo when living close to humans. However, just recently, Britt’s list of riddles to solve for her PhD has become much longer when her lab started receiving lots of photos of dead or dying frogs.

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