It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Frogs that started life as male tadpoles were changed in an experiment into females by estrogen-like pollutants similar to those found in the environment, according to a new study.
The results may shed light on at least one reason that up to a third of frog species around the world are threatened with extinction, suggests the study, set to appear in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in May.
Originally posted by thematrix
Lol, from the reply's it looks like you guys did't know that certain kinds of frogs and toads, all sorts of fish and probably some other reptiles can change sex depending on "supply and demand".
What this article is about is that the polution forces them one way and with it they loose the ability to change to what they need to be to keep a healthy population.
[edit on 28/2/07 by thematrix]
Originally posted by lombozo
You're right thematrix, I did not know that. I still find it disconcerting that pollutants can alter these animals in any way at all regarding their sex.
Originally posted by yeahright
yeah freaky-deaky, ain't it? You want some more interesting info, do a Google News search for tea tree oil lavender, for example.