Moose Die-Off Alarms Scientists October 14, 2013 New York

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Moose Die-Off Alarms Scientists October 14, 2013 New York, New York Times
... Across North America ... moose populations are in steep decline. And no one is sure why... Minnesota had two geographically separate moose populations. One of them has virtually disappeared since the 1990s, declining to fewer than 100 from 4,000... In New Hampshire, a longer fall with less snow has greatly increased the number of winter ticks, a devastating parasite... Deer are grooming animals, so they are able to keep tick numbers fairly low ...


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