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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Climate change wiping out Minnesota moose?

Minnesota moose are suffering what appears to be a rapid population decline, according to this ClimateWire article republished in Scientific American: "[T]he animals that inspired Bullwinkle are not what they were. Here, even healthy bulls -- whose size, strength and rutting prowess make them the undisputed kings of the North Woods -- are dying from what appear to be a combination of exhaustion, exposure, wasting disease triggered by parasites and other maladies."

1 comment:

  1. This is curious and of course one of their key habitats lakes are also changing due to earlier ice outs. I think of moose and walleye fishing in the same thought for this region.