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The Sciences

Sex-twisted frogs in the suburbs

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerFebruary 22, 2011 3:16 AM


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I sat down recently with ecologist David Skelly to talk about the strange things happening to frogs these days. A few years back, scientists found evidence suggesting that pesticides were causing sexual deformities in frogs that lived near farms. Now Skelly is finding that the situation is actually a lot more dire for frogs in suburbs and cities. Over at Yale Environment 360, you can read our Q & A about what sort of chemical cocktail may be making eggs grow in the testes of male frogs--and what it may all mean for us fellow vertebrates. [Image: Telemudcat at Flickr, Creative Commons License]

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