News tagged with moose

Maine, packed with moose, didn't have so many ticks

Maine's state animal—the moose—fared better with potentially deadly ticks this past winter than in previous years, but the herd remains imperiled by the parasites in northern New England and beyond, wildlife biologists ...

dateMay 15, 2015 in Ecology
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Down to three wolves on Isle Royale

Only three wolves seem to remain in Isle Royale National Park. Researchers from Michigan Technological University observed the wolves during their annual Winter Study, and the lone group, at an unprecedented ...

dateApr 20, 2015 in Ecology
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Isle Royale wolf decline boosts moose

A scientific report says the wolf population of Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior is dangerously low for the third consecutive year, while moose numbers are steadily rising.

dateApr 30, 2014 in Ecology
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Blood-sucking deer keds are spreading in Norway

A high moose population density and mild autumn weather result in a higher prevalence of deer keds (louse fly parasite). A great deal of pine forest in the habitat of the moose has the same effect. These ...

dateJun 11, 2013 in Ecology
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Minnesota's iconic moose population is falling

Fly over northeastern Minnesota with "Sky Dan" and you'd see a moose. One time, he spotted 15 of them during an hour flight. The pilot was so confident, he even offered those on his aerial tours a money-back guarantee.

dateDec 24, 2012 in Ecology
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A new source of maize hybrid vigor

Steve Moose, an associate professor of maize functional genomics at the University of Illinois and his graduate student Wes Barber think they may have discovered a new source of heterosis, or hybrid vigor, in maize. They ...

dateJun 28, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Huskies lend insight into mercury risk

Researchers have highlighted the serious health risks associated with the diets of indigenous people by linking the accumulation of mercury in their primary food source to a decrease in the power of antioxidants.

dateNov 20, 2011 in Environment
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