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View Resource Weed Killer Deforms Sex Organs in Frogs, Study Finds

This Web site discusses current research findings surrounding the use of the weed killer, atrazine, and sex organ deformities in frogs exposed to it. The article from the New York Times summarizes the recent research report; free registration is required to view it. This site reports focus on the potential impact of atrazine on humans, but they do raise it as an important question.

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/17/us/weed-killer-deforms-fro...
View Resource Hermaphroditic, Demasculinized Frogs after Exposure to the Herbicide Atrazine at Low Ecologically Relevant Doses

This Web site discusses current research findings surrounding the use of the weed killer, atrazine, and sex organ deformities in frogs exposed to it. The site is actual report authored by the scientists and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) online journal. It can be viewed online or downloaded in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format for printing. The research finds...

http://www.pnas.org/content/99/8/5476.full
View Resource Deformed Frogs in Minnesota

This Web site includes background information on the problem and exploration of deformed frogs in Minnesota, where deformed frogs were first discovered by a group of school children in 1995. The site includes several Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) downloadable reports and fact sheets on deformed frogs and the investigation of them, along with a live frog cam where visitors can observe an aquarium of...

https://www.pca.state.mn.us/living-green/deformed-frogs-minn...
View Resource Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

Frogs have been on Earth for more than 200 million years, and range in size from half an inch (the Cuban tree toad) to the much larger goliath frog of West Africa, which can grow to 15 inches and weigh up to 7 pounds. As a public service, the American Museum of Natural History has created this thoughtful online site that introduces visitors to the world of frogs, and as a way of highlighting their...

http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/frogs-a-chorus-of-colors