Thursday, 21 December 2017

The shrinking moose of Isle Royale


Date:  December 18, 2017
Source:  Michigan Technological University

Summary:
Climate change and predator-prey dynamics with wolves make for smaller moose. Ecologists compare skull measurements spanning four decades gathered at Isle Royale National Park. For the booming moose population of Isle Royale, a key species in the world's longest running predator-prey study on the island, skulls have shrunk by about 16 percent over a 40-year period.



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