Saturday, 13 August 2011

Frog

This little frog was spotted on the LBA field at the beginning of the month, at about the time we were doing the LBA field survey.


It is amazing that these creatures survive the long Arctic winter, but one of the scientists at the Biological Research Station explained that they hibernate in the mud at the bottom of the lakes. Although the lake surfaces freeze to a thickness of over a metre, the lake bottom remains liquid thus permitting fish, frogs and other creatures to endure the harsh winter.

Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski

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