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Rare frog's skin tested

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Scientists from the University of Manchester have been using a spectrometer to look at the properties of this frog's skin in the Costa Rican cloud forests.

This non-invasive technique allows them to see how much light the frog is reflecting.

The researchers believe that the ability to sit out in the sun may allow the frogs' skin to heat up just enough to kill off chytrid - preventing the disease from taking its grip.

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