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Advances in radio and satellite tagging unveil the secret lives of animals

By Susan Moran, 15:46 PM February 14, 2014

Maxwell Joseph wiped the sweat off his brow as he walked through a grassy field on a hot morning last July. Quiet as a mime, he was scouting for northern leopard frogs (Lithobates pipiens). Suddenly, an electronic chirping broke the silence. The radio receiver in his hands had picked up a signal from one of his subjects. “That’s 480,” Joseph whispered with a smile. “I’m calling her ‘Wily’ 480 because she’s sneaky.”

Joseph is doing research for his Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology at t...

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