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The Toads of Mt. Saint Helens

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The Toads of Mt. Saint Helens

The Toads of Mt. Saint Helens

The Toads of Mt. Saint Helens

Only Available in Archive Formats.

When Mount Saint Helens erupted 19 years ago, it wiped out all life over a huge swath of mountainside. Or so people thought. NPR's Howard Berkes travels with a team of scientists to a remarkable scene, a mating frenzy of toads that survived the debacle and now thrives. Scientists say the toads' progress is a lesson in how ecosystems recover from environmental cataclysms.