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Archive: Hollywood Amphibians: A Movie Star’s Life

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Lee Kats

Did you know? The classic frog sound often heard in movies is usually the sound of a Pacific tree frog, native to parts of California. For over twenty-five years Dr. Lee Kats and his students at Pepperdine University have studied the amphibians that inhabit streams and wetlands around Los Angeles. As with many amphibians around the world, it appears that local amphibians are imperiled because of habitat loss, invasive species, and alterations in climate. Dr. Kats and his students have documented the factors that are impacting local amphibians, and data they have collected have been instrumental in developing conservation plans and strategies for local native species. Dr. Kats will discuss these changes and the challenges ahead for local frogs and salamanders.

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California tree frog
Archived Event Information

Thursday, Jun 8, 2017 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Cost $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
RSVP (562) 590-3100
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