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Refuge Notebook: Dall sheep in a changing world

...including heavy snow and mid-winter rain (and subsequent icing events) can be rough on sheep. Deep snow can restrict food availability and force sheep to expend precious energy to find food. Mid-winter rain events followed by freezing events can...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-11-21/refuge-notebook-dall-sheep-in-a-
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Ice seals join polar bears on endangered list

...early summer to successfully reproduce and molt.The projected retreat of sea ice from shallow shelves decreases food availability, the listing petition said.The listing is a major victory in efforts to save the animals because of the additional...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-12-22/ice-seals-join-polar-bears-on-endang
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'Food insecurity' hits home: No matter what it's called, hunger affects entire community

...need, it is one sign that the hunger problem is growing on the Kenai Peninsula. In the early days of our country, food availability was considered "feast or famine." Today, famine and starvation are unknown in the United States. However, there...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120609/ope_478669824.shtml
Fewer gray whales turning up dead during migration

...whale population might have grown beyond what its habitat and food supply could support. Another possibility is that food availability has declined due to climatic changes in the Bering and Chukchi seas. Or both could have happened at the same time...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/102501/ala_102501alapm0030001.shtml
Moose gone wild

...will break off its attack. Moose attacks tend to go up at this time of year, when moose are stressed due to low food availability and when they tend to migrate onto trails and roads where they don?t have to plow through snow, but encounter...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011207/outdoors_0112out001.shtml
Outdoors
Snowmachine use essential in the Refuge

...The results cannot be conclusive because there are too many other factors not considered, such as predation, food availability and snow depth. The new refuge manager, Andy Loranger, has demonstrated to be a fair and pragmatic leader. These...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011411/let_770079558.shtml
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