Invasive Species Weblog logo

Author: Jennifer Forman Orth

Invading your brain since 2002.

About | Links | Suggest a Post

Don't see what you're looking for?

2011 Calendars are here!
2011 Calendars are here!

Get the ISW Feed!    Atom enabled

Subscribe in Bloglines   Add to Google Reader or Homepage

Nature Blog Network

Monday, June 09, 2008

Crocodile Tears  

The Townsville Bulletin is reporting that freshwater crocodile populations in Australia are dwindling, in great part because the crocodiles are snapping up invasive cane toads (Bufo marinus)...and then paying the price of sampling the poisonous amphibians. Researchers at the University of Sydney have documented what was once anecdotal evidence, showing a 75% drop in croc numbers attributed to the toads. If you want to see a photo of an afflicted croc (not for the weak of stomach), check out the slideshow in this article from The Daily Telegraph

Labels: , ,


Post a Comment

This page is Powered By Blogger. Isn't yours?