Colour change a bummer for frogs
MALE frogs change colour during mating melees so they don’t get accidentally BUMMED by other daddy frogs, researchers have found.
Scientists at the Smithsonian Institute in the United States and a separate team in Australia teamed up after they discovered they were both looking into the same phenomenon of frogs changing colour during mass- mating events.
And after teaming up, they came up with the theory.
Explaining their reasoning, Rayna Bell, a research zoologist at the Smithsonian Institute, said: “It gets a little chaotic.
“It’s fascinating for us to have a better understanding of how colour works. It’s showing us that frogs probably have more complicated communication channels.”