Canadian Geographic highlights Palen lab collaborator Purnima Govindarajulu and Rylee’s work with bullfrogs in British Columbia.

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In British Columbia, the American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) is an invasive species brought over from eastern North America post World War II in hopes that frogs legs would become a fine dining must have. Since then, their escape and subsequent spread throughout southern BC ecosystems has had unintended consequences and the future of native amphibians and other taxa is uncertain. Leslie Anthony, a freelance science journalist, highlights the issues and the people around North America’s largest and most invasive amphibian. Read more.

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