SoT 301: Underground Camouflaged Silent Frogs

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Lucas Randall

[00:01:05] A critically endangered frog lives underground in a remote mountainous region of Australia. Researchers are now trialling an adorable new method for finding and studying them.

[00:07:15] Diabetes is a growing problem around the world, and now some researchers are looking to an odd-looking Australian icon for a potential new treatment.

[00:16:07] A new paper published in Science has caused quite a buzz, by demonstrating that honeybees understand the concept of zero.

[00:21:19] Every year, thousands of Giant Spider Crabs congregate in Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay, where they shed their hard shells. What happens after that, is a mystery.

This episode contains traces of Jet Black, Luke Edwards,and Jenny Gray from CEO Zoos Victoria lamenting the plight of the Baw Baw Frog.