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Iconic Predator-Prey Study In Peril 84

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the moose-vs-trees-vs-wolves dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Scientists have charted the ebb and flow of moose and wolf populations on Isle Royale in Lake Superior for nearly 50 years. Ice bridges to Canada regularly supplied the genetic stocks for much of that time, but have been rare in recent years leading to inbreeding, dwindling populations and developmental deformity for the wolves that inhabit the island. Now, with the first solid freeze in six years, new wolves could join the mix ... or the remaining island dwellers could leave." If new wolves do not appear, or all of the current wolves leave, the moose would end up destroying the native Fir population. The wildlife service is considering introducing new wolves as part of a genetic rescue, or reintroducing wolves should the population reach zero on its own.
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Iconic Predator-Prey Study In Peril

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  • Re:Editing (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 12, 2014 @10:45AM (#46228385)

    What do you mean that's not English - it made perfect sense to me. Let me offer a translation:

    Hi omnes lingua, institutis, legibus inter se differunt. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient. Mercedem aut nummos unde unde extricat, amaras.

Murphy's Law, that brash proletarian restatement of Godel's Theorem. -- Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow"

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