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Title Scope: Amphibians
Published Australia : TEN, 2011
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Summary According to legend, toads, newts and frogs are all popular ingredients in witch's cauldrons. But did they know just how amazing these amphibians were? Or about the strange double life they lead? And why did axolotls get left out? Join Dr Rob as he debunks the mystics and SCOPES out all the science behind amphibians! As once again the ordinary becomes extraordinary, under the SCOPE. Amphibians 101Did you know that not only can amphibians live on land and in water, but most can breathe and drink through their skin? Martin Fingland from the Geckoes Wildlife Presentation shares a few facts to help us understand what life is like as an amphibian.Lab Breakdown - OsmosisAmphibians use osmosis to hydrate themselves when they are dehydrated from the sun. But what's osmosis? Dr Rob breaks it down!Frogs as Bio indicatorsA bio indicator is an organism that is sensitive to changes in its environment. PhD Student from the University of Queensland Amanda Neihaus, explains what frogs can tell us about the environment.Cane ToadsDid you know that the only amphibians we have in Australia apart from frogs are Cane Toads? Graeme Sawyer from Frogwatch North tells us a little bit about these amphibians and why they're so unpopular.Junior Experiment - Frog Friendly GardenJoin our Double Helix Junior Scientist Nicholas Hasemann as he shows us how to make your garden, frog friendly!Chytrid Frog FungusDid you know it is thought that that 6 species of frogs have been completely wiped out by a fungus? Dr Alex Hyatt from CSIRO Livestock Industries tells us how his research helps find, and treat the fungus. So hop on down and join Dr Rob as he proves once again that the ordinary really does become extraordinary, under the SCOPE!
Event Broadcast 2011-03-17 at 08:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Amphibians -- Anatomy.
Frogs -- Breeding.
Salamanders -- Physiology.
Form Streaming video
Author Bell, Robert, host