Contact: Catherine Crawley
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)
Caption: Dead and dying wood frog tadpoles showing skin shedding and hemorrhages in their well-developed legs and around their throats, from a pond in Brunswick, ME, in June 2013 where an estimated more than 200,000 tadpoles died in less than 24 hours. In the study, extinction was most likely to occur when the tadpole was exposed to ranavirus at frequent intervals in small populations.
Credit: Nathaniel Wheelwright
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