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I heard many kinds of frogs are in trouble. If they go extinct, will the number of flies go up?

Hey, kids! Scarlett Fox here, having a terrific time answering your questions. You keep reminding me that there are so many wonders in the world to wonder about. . . .

I heard many kinds of frogs are in trouble. If they go extinct, will the number of flies go up?

Kirstin Underwood; Alfred, ME

I can't say for sure. I suppose the number of flies could rise for a while, especially where the frogs once lived.

What I do know is that change makes change--even if no one is sure just what the changes will be. Nobody really knows exactly what might happen if frogs, or any species of living things, become extinct. So the best plan is to protect all species. Each one is important in its own special way.

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Title Annotation:Ask Scarlett
Publication:Ranger Rick
Date:Sep 1, 1995
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