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Amphibian Disease

Worldwide, a fungal skin disease called chytridiomycosis is decimating frogs and salamanders. The disease may be responsible for declines in some frog and salamander populations in Oregon, but a biologist finds that an ancient species of frog called the tail frog, which lives only in the Pacific Northwest, remains healthy.

First Broadcast: 2008
Producer: Jim Newman

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Amphibian Disease; Immersive Media; Oregon Garden Update; Vole Holes (2005)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2005
Original Broadcast: October 30, 2008