July 5, 2011
Dixie State College research team studying Zion National Park frogs
A four-student team and biology professor Curt Walker have climbed into the park’s slot canyons to examine the Zion’s Canyon Tree Frog.
The team is checking to see if the small, brown creatures have contracted the Chytrid fungus, The Spectrum of St. George reported.
One of Walker’s students first detected the fungus in the park last year. Scientists say the fungus has been linked to the deaths of nearly one-third of the world’s amphibian population.
So far, students have found no evidence of fungus-related frog deaths in Zion.
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