June 15, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 12)
Strong Points: Links, original online information
Weak Points: Scattered topics covered
From plants, we move to reptiles and amphibians. The only connection I can make is that neither group controls its own body temperature. Described on the site as %perhaps the most maligned and misunderstood members of the animal kingdom,% amphibians and to a lesser extent, reptiles are in the news due to rapidly diminishing numbers. Hosted by the National Biological Information Infrastructure, Reptiles & Amphibians reminds us that these organisms are critical components of the food chain. Clicking on the News links, however, gives a ’broken link’ message for each one. This is not something I look for in an information-based site, particularly a .gov site.