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Greenlit: Cane Toads, Science Channel

Cane Toads (or Bufo Marinus) are native to Central America, but were imported by the hundreds to Australia in 1935 in an attempt to rid the country of the Greyback beetle which was rapidly destroying the sugarcane crop.  The Cane Toads adapted beautifully to their new surroundings.  The problem was that the Greyback beetle could fly and the Cane Toad could not.  What the Cane Toad is unusually proficient at, however, is reproducing by the thousands.  Now, Science Channel has teamed with documentary filmmaker Mark Lewis to tell the story of the Cane Toads’ amphibious assault on Australia.

Channel: The Science Channel

Source: Science Channel Press Release


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