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Contact: Daniel Oppenheimer
University of Texas at Austin


Caption: In an innovative experiment, biologists Michael Ryan and Ryan Taylor used recordings of male tungara frog mating calls, along with a robotic frog that can inflate its vocal sac, to investigate how visual and auditory signals can combine to attract females.

Credit: Michael Ryan, University of Texas at Austin

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