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Citizen Science Salamander Data Collection Form

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Welcome to the Citizen Science Nova Scotia Salamander Data Collection Form. Please answer as many questions below as you can keeping in mind we will try to automatically pull as much information as we can from an image upload if that is possible. Information not collected from your image will need to be entered manually for the most effective data collection.

Once your data has been reviewed we will send you an email to inform you that your data has been plotted on our public facing map found here. Please indicate if you would like your name shared with your submitted data. Otherwise we would appreciate an email address or phone number for any potential further question on your submitted data. Keep in mind we will not share your contact information with anyone other than our research team.

Thanks for helping us collect this valuable data. Please visit our website for further information on the purpose and progress of this project. Please tell your friends and family about this initiative as more data helps create more accurate information.

Cory Bishop | Professor of Biology
St. Francis Xavier University

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Telling the difference

Yellow Spotted Salamander Wood Frog
Thick outer jelly membrane No outer jelly membrane
10 to 100 eggs per mass 250- 1000 eggs per mass
Often elongate or kidney –shaped. Generally submerged below the surface. Spherical masses with lumpy external appearance. Masses often have the appearance of bubbles at the surface of the water.
Jelly is firm and will not slip through the fingers if gently lifted Jelly is less firm, and will slip through the fingers if gently lifted
May be cloudy white, clear, or green May be clear or green.
Masses may be widely distributed throughout pool, or occur in dense clumps. Communal breeders – masses often deposited in large rafts
Embryos are a beige colour. If very young, will have a white underside Embryos are black. If very young, they will have a white underside