Mutant toads spark questions

Five per cent of cane toads in Gladstone region waterways have some kind of developmental abnormality, a CQUniversity study has shown.

Data collected by CQUniversity research fellow Dr Scott Wilson on about 2000 toads in six waterways last wet season, showed on average five per cent of toads had deformities, likely to be caused by chemicals and pollutants during the tadpole stage.

The standard proportion in an amphibian population is between two and three per cent.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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