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Started by geomorph, 05/24/2003 06:17AM
Posted 05/24/2003 06:17AM Opening Post
These are egg masses from the Columbia Spotted Frog, which is petitioned for listing as a Threatened or Endangered Species. The egg masses are small and dark after they are deposited, but quickly swell and fill with fluid. This photo shows egg masses in both stages.

We have done lots of habitat restoration for these frogs, and are having some success. This year our target population (Heber Valley) had a 10% increase, while in other parts of the state (Utah), numbers were decreasing.

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Posted 05/24/2003 06:30AM #1
This photo is from later in the development stage: At this point, you can just see indications of tadpoles starting to grow within the eggs.

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"The expression of the beautiful is in direct ratio to the power of perception acquired by the artist." (Gustave Courbet)