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Marine Biology Club Becomes Marine Conservation Society - Chargerbulletin

The Marine Conservation Society, formerly the Marine Biology Club founded in 2009, made its debut with a new name, logo, and mission statement this week. Kyle DeGennaro, a senior marine biology major and president of the Marine Conservation Society ...

Researchers Publish Special Edition Paper on Marine Biology - Daily Nexus

Daily Nexus
Research biologists from UC Santa Barbara's Marine Science Institute (MSI) have edited a special edition of Marine Ecology that sets the stage for future long-term monitoring of marine protected areas. California's 1999 Marine Life Protection Act ...

Renowned marine biologist who died in Petaluma crash helped enlarge North Coast sanctuaries - Petaluma Argus Courier

Petaluma Argus Courier
Susan Williams was a Bodega Bay marine biologist and professor whose scientific expertise was instrumental in a decadeslong effort to expand federal protections for North Coast marine ecosystems. She directed the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory and ...

Giant, Marine, or Cane Toad

Houston - United States

Learn about the giant toxic toads that were widely exported from Central America to control cane beetles. Cane toads can now be found in Hawaii, Florida, the Philippines, and most notably Australia.

Cane or Giant Toad (Bufo marinus)
United States

Details of characteristics, range, food, habitat and reproduction. From Animal Diversity Web.

Cane or Marine Toad (Bufo marinus)
United Kingdom

Details of lifespan, statistics, distribution, habitat, diet, behaviour and conservation status. BBC fact file.

Giant Marine Toad (Bufo marinus)
United States

Illustrated presentation of taxonomy, distribution, and characteristics, with analysis of its ecological threat and the status of research into control methods. Part of the Introduced Species Summary Project at Columbia University, USA.

Cane Toad
United States

Research project by Marcella Gutierrez at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

Cane Toads, Giant Toads or Marine Toads
United States

Fact sheet from the Australian Museum covers identification, habits, status and toxicity, with map and photographs.

Bibliography of the Cane Toad

Citations of the cane toad, Bufo marinus up to 1992 are collected in this file assembled by Rick Speare.

Cane Toad Battle

Explains how this introduced species is causing problems across northern Australia. Includes identification guide, control initiatives, and a fact sheet to download.

Cane Toad Research

CSIRO researchers are testing cane toad genes for their ability to interfere with the process of metamorphosis. [PDF]


Describes recent efforts by Australian scientists to identify a biological method of controlling this introduced species. [PDF]

Bufo Marinus - Cane Toad

Basic facts and history of this Australian pest.