Great video Matt!  I forwarded to request it be tweeted by:

1)      my work, USFS PNW Research Station, and I cc’d the national FS program manager for wildlife research who may do something with it too.

2) (Candace)

3)      AmphibiaWeb (Michelle)


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hi Matt, thanks, voted and forwarded the mail to EFSA ( that are working on Bsal ;-)


J. Rijks
Dutch Wildlife Health Centre (DWHC)

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Subject: The Bsal Rap

Hello Amphibian Scientists/Biologists:


Most of you have heard about Bsal (Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans).  Thought I’d share a fun rap video that some of our students in the UT Center for Wildlife Health put together on this pathogen:


They created it as part of a 3-min video UT competition to highlight student research.  If you like it, you can vote here (it is video 2). (deadline for voting is Fri, 2 April).


Please feel free to post and distribute.  Possibly an alternative way to make the public aware of this recently discovered, emerging pathogen.


All the Best, Matt

Matthew J. Gray, Ph.D., Professor

Co-chair, PARC National Disease Task Team

Chair, Research Working Group of the North American Bsal Task Force
Past Director,
 Global Ranavirus Consortium 
Associate Director, UTIA 
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