Podcasters set out in Northern Utah mountains to search for disappearing toads

Monday , August 14, 2017 - 5:15 AM

LEIA LARSEN and BENJAMIN ZACK, Standard-Examiner staff

Amphibians throughout the world are in dire straights from disease and habitat destruction. That includes Utah's boreal toad — an animal that has adapted to some extreme environments.

RELATEDUtah biologists working to save boreal toads from annihilation

The Out Standing in a Field podcasters Benjamin Zack and Leia Larsen join biologists Cody Edwards and Chance Broderius with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources in the Monte Cristo Mountains, where they learn about what makes boreal toads unique and what humans can do to help them.

GALLERYSearching for toads

Out Standing in a Field is the Standard-Examiner’s podcast about science and environment. Episodes are available wherever you find your podcasts, including iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, Stitcher and TuneIn.

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