Chernobyl’s Radiation Turned Its Local Frogs Black

Extremes of the colour gradient of the Eastern tree frog (Hyla orientalis). On the left, a specimen captured in Chernobyl inside the high contamination zone; on the right, a specimen captured outside the Exclusion Zone. (Credit: GermΓ‘n Orizaola/Pablo Burraco, CC BY SA / doi:10.1111/eva.13476)

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