Sunday, February 24, 2013

First eggs from Head-started Gopher frogs!!!!

John Jensen (GA DNR) snaps a shot of the very first clutch of Gopher frog eggs detected at the release site!
In November, we posted on the blog that Vanessa Kinney Terrell, graduate student in John Maerz' lab at UGA working on Gopher frogs found the first adult head-started Gopher frog at the release site. Today, John Jensen with Georgia DNR found the first clutch of eggs laid by head-started frogs! This was an incredible discovery and some encouraging news for Gopher frogs.

A quick picture of this year's batch of Gopher frog eggs collected to be head-started at the Garden