Wolves on Isle Royale declined 21 percent over the past year due in part to “toxic” inbreeding and battles between packs, while moose on the island continue to feel the effects of a warming climate, according to a report released today.
For the first time in a half-century of studying wolves on Isle Royale, scientists have found evidence that the animals are inbreeding to the point of physical deformities. And it raises questions about how long they can continue to thrive and if scientists need to freshen the gene pool.
Concealed handguns soon will be allowed in America’s national parks — including Voyageurs and Isle Royale in the Northland — under a last-minute rule change by the Bush administration’s Interior Department.
Concealed handguns will be allowed in America’s national parks starting next month, including Voyageurs and Isle Royale in the Northland, under a last-minute rule change by the Bush administration’s Interior Department.
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