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In Winter Weather, Flying to Find Wolves

As the winter study of wolves and moose begins on Isle Royale in Lake Superior, scientists wonder what they will find and how much flight time the weather will allow.
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Only three wolves seem to remain in Isle Royale National Park. Researchers observed the wolves during their annual Winter Study, and the lone group, at an unprecedented low, is a sharp decline from nine wolves observed last winter.

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Inbred wolves struggle, moose proliferate at Isle Royale National Park

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During their annual Winter Study at Isle Royale National Park, scientists from Michigan Technological University counted nine wolves organized into one breeding pack and a second small group that is a remnant of a formerly breeding ...

Inbred wolves struggle, moose proliferate at Isle Royale National Park

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