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Moose Help Transfer Nitrogen From Water To Land
2012-08-20 05:02:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Through their dietary and excretory habits, moose help transfer "significant" amounts of nitrogen from aquatic ecosystems to terrestrial ones, a research project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has discovered. While land-based vegetation provides some sustenance for moose (Alces alces), it is low in sodium, forcing the creatures to consume aquatic macrophytes (large plants found in lakes, ponds, and wetlands)....

Isle Royale Wolf Pack Decimated By Deaths Of Three Wolves
2012-06-15 11:08:47

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Researchers from Michigan Technological University studying the wolf population at Isle Royale National Park were bewildered as to why there was a significant decline in the numbers of wolves on the northwest island on Lake Superior during their 2012 Winter Study -- the population went from 16 to 9 in just one year. After scratching their heads for months over the disappearances, the team received word in May that could explain at least some of the...

2011-07-13 12:30:00

Five Major Parks In or Near Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin Highlighted; Significant and Growing Impact on Beaches, Wildlife, Tourism Revenue and Jobs Detailed. CHICAGO, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five major Great Lakes national parks are already feeling the impact of climate change in the forms of rising temperatures, decreased winter ice, eroding shorelines, spreading disease, and a crowding out of key wildlife and plant life, according to a major new...

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2009-11-02 07:12:31

Moose eat plants; wolves kill moose. What difference does this classic predator-prey interaction make to biodiversity? A large and unexpected one, say wildlife biologists from Michigan Technological University. Joseph Bump, Rolf Peterson and John Vucetich report in the November 2009 issue of the journal Ecology that the carcasses of moose killed by wolves at Isle Royale National Park enrich the soil in "hot spots" of forest fertility around the kills, causing rapid microbial and fungal growth...

2009-06-24 10:40:00

IRONWOOD, Mich., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keweenaw Land Association, Limited (Pink sheets: KEWL) today announced that Corporate Election Services, Inc. issued its certified report declaring the re-election of Keweenaw Directors David E. McDonald, Sr. and James P. Totten at the June 23, 2009 annual meeting of Keweenaw shareholders. The report also announced the defeat of three shareholder proposals submitted by dissident shareholder Ronald S. Gutstein. Shareholders representing 59%...

2009-04-07 13:59:26

Scientists say they've found extreme inbreeding of an isolated wolf population at a U.S. island national park has resulted in genetically deformed bones. Michigan Technological University researchers say they've collected the first scientific evidence that inbreeding caused the genetic deterioration of the bones of the wolves at Isle Royale National Park in northern Lake Superior. Rolf Peterson and John Vucetich of Michigan Tech and their colleagues -- Jannikke Raikkonen of the Swedish Museum...

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2009-04-05 07:20:00

Nearly thirty gray wolves living on an island chain in northwestern Lake Superior have backbone malformations as a result of genetic inbreeding, presenting yet another hurdle for the wolves' long-term survival, wildlife experts say.Although only confirmed recently, the problem has seemingly been in existence or decades in the tiny, isolated wolf packs in Isle Royale National Park in Michigan.The abnormalities are also found in some domestic dogs, and can cause pain, partial paralysis and can...

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2007-03-09 10:55:00

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Chased into the Lake Superior shallows, mauled and left for dead by fellow wolves, the young female struggled to shore and collapsed. A lone male came to the rescue, licking her wounds and staying on as she recovered. Together they formed a successful and prolific pack, with the female bearing at least 19 pups. But their love story has ended tragically: A rival pack killed the female this winter, a year after fatally attacking her mate as he munched on a moose...

2006-09-12 09:20:22

For campers at Isle Royale National Park, sighting a gray wolf is a rare and thrilling experience. At least, it has been. But some wolves have gotten a bit too familiar this summer, wandering into camping areas and showing little of their customary fear of people. No attacks or threatening behavior have been reported. But the close encounters prompted warnings to visitors not to feed the wolves. "Wolves are wild animals and potentially dangerous like any wild animals," said Michigan Tech...

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2006-03-11 14:32:27

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Gnawing leisurely on the remains of a moose carcass, the wolf pack's alpha male seemed unaware that mortal danger was coming ever closer. Suddenly the eight-member rival pack burst into view. The alpha scrambled to his feet, but too late. Howling and barking, the enemy chased him down and mercilessly attacked, killing the hapless victim within a couple of minutes. It's not unusual for the gray wolves on Isle Royale National Park to target each other, said John...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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