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Climate Change Altered Hibernation For Rocky Mountain Animal Species
2012-08-10 13:30:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For a species of Rocky Mountain ground squirrel, climate change is causing a late wake-up call from hibernation and the effect is deadly. Examining data on a population of Columbian ground squirrels, a University of Alberta-led international research team found a trend of late spring snow falls has delayed the animals' emergence from hibernation by 10 days over the last 20 years. "Columbian ground squirrels are on a tight...

Arctic Ground Squirrels Muscle Up To Hunker Down
2011-09-18 05:20:58

  Animals burn protein during long, cold hibernation When Arctic ground squirrels are getting ready to hibernate they don't just get fat — they pack on muscle at a rate that would make a bodybuilder jealous. And they do it without suffering the harmful effects that high levels of testosterone and other anabolic steroids usually cause. University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) researchers have started to untangle how the squirrels manage it, and their results could someday have...


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San Joaquin Antelope Squirrel
2012-04-24 05:16:58

The San Joaquin antelope squirrel, also known as Nelson’s antelope squirrel, is native to the San Joaquin Valley in California. This squirrel lives on slopes and ridge tops, inhabiting the western edge of the valley. The range of the San Joaquin antelope squirrel has grown smaller, resulting in its status of endangered. The original habitat of this antelope squirrel, Carrizo Plain, is where most of the squirrels reside now. The burrows of these squirrels can be found in separate areas in...

Belding’s Ground Squirrel, (Urocitellus beldingi)
2012-04-23 06:16:30

Belding’s ground squirrel (Urocitellus beldingi), is also known as sage rat, picket-pin, or pot gut. This ground squirrel resides on mountains in the western United States, ranging from parts of Washington and Oregon, to central California and southwestern Idaho and even into the extremities of northwestern Utah. In California, between Kings Canyon and Lake Tahoe, the Belding’s ground squirrel will live in meadows at altitudes of 6,500 to 11,800 feet. This squirrel is of least concern on...

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2007-08-14 03:57:33

The Round-tailed Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus tereticaudus), is a species of ground squirrel that lives in the desert of the American southwest and adjacent Mexico. They are well adapted to desert life. They can stay active even on the hottest of days though they do tend to limit their activity during the heat of the afternoon sun. They live underground in the winter, typically from late August or September until January or February. They are called "ground Squirrels" because they burrow in...

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2007-08-14 03:55:22

Richardson's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus richardsonii), is a ground squirrel native to North America. It is found mainly in the northern states of the United States, such as North Dakota, and in southern Canada, such as southern Alberta and Southern Saskatchewan. The range of this animal expanded as forests were cleared to create farm land. It lives in short grass prairies and has also adapted to suburban environments. A typical adult is about 12 inches long. Weight varies greatly with...

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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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