Invasive cane toads hop across Northern Australia

December 21, 2010

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The non-native cane toad has invaded large swaths of Northern Australia.

In of Northern Australia, the sight of the bufo marinus, otherwise known as the “cane toad,” has become all too familiar. The non-native toads have been hopping across the continent at an alarming rate, killing many top predators in their paths. Rick Shine is a professor of biology at the University of Sydney and studies ways to control the exploding cane toad population.  He told Jerome what originally brought the toads to Australian shores.