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The endangered exquisite spike-thumb frog likes a certain song. Scientists are building a "library of sounds" to help them breed. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase #NationalGeographic #Frogs #NatureSounds About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Deep in the emerald cloud forests of Cusuco National Park in northwest Honduras lives a critically endangered creature. The exquisite spike-thumb frog (Plectrohyla exquisita) is a charming ambassador for the park’s rich biodiversity and one of 16 different species of amphibians listed as Endangered or Critically Endangered by the IUCN. Some are found nowhere else on Earth and face a growing number of threats. In addition to illegal deforestation and climate change, chytrid fungus—the now infamous disease that has decimated frog populations around the world—was discovered in the park in 2007. Scientist Jonathan Kolby founded the Honduras Amphibian Rescue & Conservation Center (HARCC), an organization that is working to both treat juvenile frogs infected with chytrid fungus and develop a breeding and reintroduction program for several endangered species to guard against extinction. But their efforts to breed exquisite spike-thumb frogs have revealed a puzzling challenge; despite 10 years of intensive field work in the area, scientists have never heard or recorded the species’ mating call—and recordings of these calls can be critical tools when it comes to inspiring frogs to breed in captivity. So, with the help of sound artist Ben Mirin, the team embarked on a quest to record the enigmatic frog’s call and bring its voice back to the lab. What ensues is both a delightful portrait of the process of scientific discovery and an inspiring example of the power of sound as a tool for conservation. Video produced by Katie Garrett: http://www.katiegarrett.co.uk/ Discover more beautiful and surprising stories about nature and sustainability at https://www.biographic.com. Learn more about Jonathan Kolby and the Honduras Amphibian Rescue & Conservation Center (HARCC) http://www.frogrescue.com/ https://www.nationalgeographic.org/find-explorers/jonathan-e-kolby Follow sound artist Ben Mirin: http://benmirin.com/ https://www.nationalgeographic.org/find-explorers/ben-h-mirin About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Capturing Endangered Frog’s Song | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/xwqqeBUTc98 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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National Geographic (7 months ago)
Sound can be a tool for helping endangered animals. What are your thoughts on this method of conservation?
Jewel 96 (7 months ago)
Türkçe alt yazı seçeneği olabilir mi ? 🙁 anlamadığım için izleyemiyorum.
John Hamilton (7 months ago)
Agniva Maiti (7 months ago)
This is awesome!
Judith Walker (7 months ago)
It is amazing how so many things that in the past were simply common sense or just clearly obvious are now being reimagined with the use of the latest technology.
CNLO 011 (2 months ago)
I hope some of endangers species are been cared
Sally Andersen (6 months ago)
Anoobis (7 months ago)
3:53 "yoh" sound from Naruto game
Cindy Lambert (7 months ago)
I love animals
ZorbaTheDutch (7 months ago)
Even though it's all about the sounds, the video was visually stunning! Beautiful nature.
lylvls (7 months ago)
6:56 cutest reach ever! 😆
AndreSanchez1017 (7 months ago)
This video made me very emotional for some reason, it's touching seeing people care and wanna take care of wildlife that could use our help
J Mac (7 months ago)
So uplifting & inspiring.
Nida'a S (7 months ago)
An acoustic biologist 🤔that's quite interesting .
Maheen Ahsin (7 months ago)
So cool, thanks NG
Dzulfiqar Bagas Tito (7 months ago)
Makaneng KADE (7 months ago)
Beautiful creature
Attarul (7 months ago)
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Gabrielle Ross (7 months ago)
Exquisita finger tips are almost like tarsiers finger tips😀
Miadaskate (7 months ago)
What a beautiful video!
Christopher Ho (7 months ago)
More space 101 stuff plz!!
Christopher Ho (7 months ago)
Everything that comes out on this channel is so legit
Valdimer Lemin (7 months ago)
Except documenting about the opposing nations or anything that is against the United States.
SaltySkeletor (7 months ago)
why not keep it in a container for a bit just to capture the sound then send it back?
Kevin Fortin (7 months ago)
I don't know if that would create a natural response, plus why not do it this way, it's much more interesting and you can actually find out alot more this way then in an isolated place you know ?
Jem (7 months ago)
I can't like this enough. Excellent!
Diana Campbell (7 months ago)
Who pays and sponsors this?
Cape Crusader (7 months ago)
California academy of sciences.
Moris Pambudhi (7 months ago)
Omg that frog is so cute
felisa bravo carrillo (7 months ago)
Maria da Luz Moutinho (7 months ago)
Gostei muito deste video ...então o nome Exquisita e engraçado!! À ciência e o som ao serviço de um girino com duas ferramentas ...a terra e a água e que está ameaçado!! E de reconhecer estas experiências paraa agilizar a preservar...uma espécie bastante ágil... através do eco!! Então os cientistas terão que testar o som na terra e na águas que são na lógica distintos?? Interessante!!
Grant Critchfield's Texas Trail Cams (7 months ago)
WOW, just WOW. Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me. I am honestly just so excited to just be aware of such diversity & hold nature in a place of true reverence & awe.
Santiago Saus (7 months ago)
Exelente videos 💎💎💎
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They got El Chapo Guys!!!!!!!!
Karen (7 months ago)
stark industries (7 months ago)
so interesting
Aloe Aftersun (7 months ago)
Thank you for everything you do! Fascinating and important
lia (7 months ago)
Mr frog
Dark Soul (7 months ago)
Thank you guys ✌❤
Sonof David (7 months ago)
For Christ sake my only sake are all these things seen. Working on the page called the same? While breathing and staying within is the number one answer
Sonof David (7 months ago)
@Ellie Blunden no the rapture came
Ellie Blunden (7 months ago)
Did you have a stroke while writing this?
Alex Almeida (7 months ago)
Taevian's World of Reptiles! (7 months ago)
Wow that is really awesome that they went this deep into replicating the natural environment to encourage breeding in captive bred animals.
Ascetic (7 months ago)
Thank you for your service.
Chad Marcum (7 months ago)
so beautiful... poor poor animals, thank god for amazing people who care for defenseless creatures, and animals , and bugs
Superdumpfback (7 months ago)
Really interesting. We need to protect amphibians, as a third of them are endangered.
Angel Aries (7 months ago)
Niraj Gupta (7 months ago)
The Darkness, It Consumes Me (7 months ago)
Intro was 👌
Judy Meyer (7 months ago)
Everything is connected...thank you National Geographic
Echidna Dee (7 months ago)
I love how grumpy frogs and toads sound sometimes when you pick them up. Little grumbles. What was that little lizard I wonder with the tiny arms, maybe a skink? I've always loved frogs so greatful for any efforts made to preserve them. They're surprisingly delicat and we've already had so many go extinct. I hope this is seen by people that can impact change to preserve them.
Preeti Khandat (7 months ago)
Those are actually beautiful audios. Thanks for sharing.
National Geographic (7 months ago)
It's so great to be able to hear these animals with such clarity. We're glad you enjoyed watching!
Sarcastic Klutz (7 months ago)
Nature sounds r so soothing
National Geographic (7 months ago)
They definitely are. We're glad that they can be used to help save endangered animals, too!
Taslim Chaudhry (7 months ago)
Good Video. 🇮🇳
Ramle Buban (7 months ago)
I really love your job
Yatie Tie (7 months ago)
Frog's song... cool 👍👍👍
Giovanni Garcia (7 months ago)
Beautiful frog
Azliana Lyana (7 months ago)
Nice one. Keep archiving all those exotic sounds. Someday we will no longer have such golden opportunities to do so. Thanks NG
_Bob McCoy (7 months ago)
*_Make Frog Privacy Great Again_*
Nasru Naz (7 months ago)
0:32 flight passing by? 😂😔
SHILPI bhardwaj (7 months ago)
Kya geographic channel ke sare videos subtitles k sath n aa skte. .videos samjh n aata ..
jocker T (7 months ago)
11th 😎😀
Similar al Sol (7 months ago)
Que buenas tomas hehe🐱🐦🐦🐦🐦
bidhan biswas (7 months ago)
Interesting,educative and curious...
NxN Entertainment (7 months ago)
Wow this is beautiful
Entertainment Worldz (7 months ago)
Fantastic video
WE ARE Vanimals (7 months ago)
These frogs are truly ribbetting...
Jay Fredrickson (3 months ago)
Ascetic (7 months ago)
*slow clap*
Tulio Nonato (7 months ago)
Córdova ,S William. (7 months ago)
Blessings NatGeo ,peace to everyone here. Please save this greats frogs please please
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