A study on strawberry poison frogs in Costa Rica, led by John Carroll University biology professor Ralph Saporito, Ph.D., has been featured by National Geographic’s “Weird and Wild” blog. Saporito collaborated on the study with JCU graduate Yaritbel Torres-Mendoza ’13 and researchers from the Organization for Tropical Studies and Universidad de Costa Rica.

The study suggests that strawberry poison frogs may be the first animal known to provide chemical defenses to its offspring after they are hatched. Learn more by reading the National Geographic article, “Poison Frogs Make Their Babies Toxic, Too.”

Posted on November 22, 2013