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Current Event February 15, 2017

Why Frog Tongues Are So Sticky


Frog tongues work to quickly and effectively catch prey. According to a scientist's research, the unique softness of a frog’s tongue, along with the snot-like saliva, make the tongue super sticky. This allows frogs to catch many different kinds of prey quickly without the meal slipping off their tongues. Listen to learn more about frog biology, the research methods, and why scientists want to learn more about sticky frog tongues.

Life Science

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AIR DATE: 02/04/2017


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