Study Finds No Frogs In Hundred Islands
This study was conducted to respond to the “lack of information on the terrestrial wildlife resources” and to inventory and assess plant and animal species of the Hundred Islands National Park (Philippines). The study found no frogs in the region; throughout the study period, no frogs were caught, heard or seen on the islands.
In the somewhat limited study, the research team only looked for frogs in Governor’s and Monkey Islands, two major islands in the park. On the expedition, at least three kinds of sea turtles was observed, along with geckos, monitor lizards, bats, rodents, and various types of snakes.
Researchers believe the absence of frogs is due to lack of fresh water sources on the islands. The rainwater trapped on tree holes is most likely salt water from sea spray, possibly making it unusable by frogs as a source of water.