Thursday, May 29, 2008

Toads Successfully Released

Over 1000 toads have been raised and released back into their normal habitat thanks to New Hanover County students and NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher staff. To highlight Year of the Frog and the plight of amphibians in the world, the aquarium provided the toad eggs for classrooms at seven area New Hanover County schools. They quickly had tadpoles, then toadlets, and soon had tiny toads. Students from Anderson Elementary, Carolina Beach Elementary, Cape Fear Center for Inquiry, Freeman Elementary, Myrtle Grove Middle School, St. Mary’s Parrish and Wrightsville Beach Elementary released the toads they raised at the NC Fish Hatchery, in Watha. More photos can be found on the Star-News website here.

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