Tropical Storm Willa gained strength on Saturday in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico and is forecast to become a hurricane by Sunday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
Tropical Storm Vicente formed off southern Mexico on Saturday, churning toward the country’s west coast but was only expected to strengthen slightly over the next couple days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a statement.
In 2004, the frogs of El Copé, Panama, began dying by the thousands. The culprit: the deadly chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Within months, roughly half of native frog species there went locally extinct. A new study suggests that frogs remaining in El Copé developed the ability to coexist with chytrid fungus due to ecological and/or evolutionary changes. The results could mean good news for other areas hit hard by chytrid fungus.
Source: Science Daily