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Amphibians & Reptiles
Long-toed Salamander

What's the largest salamander? What are caecilians?

Green Frog

Why are frogs slimy? How do frogs swallow?

Pacific Tree Frog

What do amphibians eat? How do they breathe?

Pacific Tree Frog

What do amphibians eat? How do frogs swallow their prey? We put together answers to some of the most common questions we hear.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) swimming

Loggerhead sea turtles have been documented migrating across the entire Pacific Ocean!

Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming

Some female green sea turtles have been observed digging a fake nest next to their real nest in order to deceive predators!

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Although they are one of the smallest sea turtles, olive ridleys can weigh up to 100 pounds.

Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

Snapping turtles are an introduced species in some western states, including Washington state.

Painted turtle

As many as 50 painted turtles have been seen basking on a single log!

Western Pond Turtle

Western pond turtles cannot swallow food in air, only in water.

Leatherback sea turtle on the beach

The leatherback sea turtle is the largest living reptile in the world!

A male Anolis krugi, Mata de Plátano, Puerto Rico.

Matt McElroy hopes to answer how and why biological evolution occurred in the past, and what role thermal adaptation played in this process.

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