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Amphibians; Mosquitoes--Control; Marshes


Minnesota has 19 species of amphibians. Most of these animals have habitat requirements that include natural marshes, woodland ponds, and temporary pools. Amphibians need a stable and unpolluted environment. Changes in the pH of marshes or other aquatic habitats can be detrimental to Minnesota's amphibians. Habitat loss through the draining of marshes will be especially damaging. Several questions concerning mosquito control and its effects on amphibians need to be addressed.

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