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A researcher holds a male harlequin frog (Atelopus sp.) collected for captive breeding near Limon, Ecuador.

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An egg mass with developing tadpoles of a glass frog species, possibly Cochranella flavopuctata, near Limon, Ecuador.

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An egg mass with developing tadpoles of a glass frog species, possibly Cochranella flavopuctata, near Limon, Ecuador.

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An egg mass of developing tadpoles, of a glass frog species, near Limon, Ecuador.

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A researcher surveys a ravine that was clogged by a road-widening/gravel mining project near Limon, Ecuador. The area was once prime amphibian habitat.

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A harlequin frog (Atelopus sp.) is swabbed for study at a research site near Limon, Ecuador.

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Scenics of mountain forest on the road north of Limon, Ecuador.

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Three scientists examine the previous evening’s collection of amphibians in their hotel room in Limon, Ecuador.

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Tadpoles are preserved in formulin for future study in Limon, Ecuador.

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A ravine is demolished by a road-widening/gravel mining project in Ecuador.

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Runoff from a road-widening project clogs up a frog breeding stream near Limon, Ecuador.

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Two scientists examine a ravine demolished by a road-widening/gravel mining project in Ecuador. The spot was once prime amphibian habitat.

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A male harlequin frog (Atelopus sp.) is swabbed for chytrid fungus at a research site near Limon, Ecuador.

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After being examined for chytrid fungus, a male harlequin frog (Atelopus sp.) is shown to members of the press at a research site near Limon, Ecuador.

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A live male harlequin frog (Atelopus sp.) in amplexus with a female, dead from chytrid fungus, near Limon, Ecuador. The male died a few days later of the same disease. This species is critically endangered and headed toward extinction due to habitat loss and disease, including chytrid fungus.

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A rare male Atelopus frog is swabbed for chytrid fungus by a scientist near Limon, Ecuador.

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An egg mass with developing tadpoles of a glass frog species, possibly Cochranella flavopuctata, near Limon, Ecuador.

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