Imported wolves settle in as Lake Superior island teems with moose

first_img Thirteen new radio-collared wolves are now scouting Isle Royale in Michigan and feasting on moose, whose numbers this winter reached 2060—the second highest estimate since ecologists began to study predators and prey on the island in 1958. The new wolves, imported to help restore the U.S. national park from overbrowsing by moose, are largely avoiding the territory of the remaining two wolves of the original population.Twenty female moose are also sporting radio collars, allowing biologists to watch both wolf and moose movements online. After 8 years essentially unfettered by predation because wolf numbers were so low, the moose population has been booming at 19% a year, according to data released today by Michigan Technological University (MTU) in Houghton.The new wolves are expected to check moose numbers and help restore balsam fir and other plants, according to National Park Service (NPS) planners. And the flood of GPS data is revealing “stuff we’ve never seen before,” says MTU wildlife ecologist Rolf Peterson, such as where moose congregate to feed on new spring growth. 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These new data “will totally redirect our attention,” Peterson says.Moose in the Great Lakes region are at the southernmost edge of their range, and they are declining as the climate changes—except on Isle Royale, notes Adrian Wydeven, a wildlife biologist retired from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in Cable. The new data may help scientists understand what’s behind that difference, he says. He sees the project “as more of a moose conservation effort rather than wolf conservation.”The NPS wolf relocation had a rough start, including a partial U.S. government shutdown in January, bad weather, and depleted funding. Two wolves died, one before transport, one after several weeks on the island; one imported female traveled back home when an ice bridge to the mainland formed in January.Eight wolves hail from Michipicoten Island Provincial Park in Canada across Lake Superior. (The others are from Minnesota and mainland Ontario in Canada.) Wolves on the smaller Ontario island had eliminated their chief prey, caribou, and had been subsisting mainly on beaver. These wolves appeared underfed, but they were relocated as a pack, boosting their chances of thriving on Isle Royale, Peterson says.Meanwhile, the island-born, highly inbred pair of the original population “is not giving up on each other,” says Peterson, who observed them from a spotter plane in February. As in previous mating seasons, the now 8-year-old female rebuffed the interest of the 10-year-old male, her father and half-sibling. They kept busy scent marking their territory in response to the relocated wolves as well as to tracks of other mainland wolves that apparently found their way across the ice bridge and back.The pair’s pedigree demonstrates the challenge of maintaining genetic diversity on Guam-size Isle Royale. “Inbreeding is basically inevitable due to the island’s small size,” says University of California, San Francisco, geneticist Jacqueline Robinson, who analyzed the genomes of 11 Isle Royale wolves from blood samples collected since 1988. To further diversify the population, NPS plans to import more wolves from Michigan this fall.last_img read more

Santon adds to Roma injury crisis?

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Davide Santon could have added to Roma’s injury crisis after the defender trained apart from the squad with the flu. Roma already have seven players out, but that risks becoming eight if Santon does not recover by the time they release their squad list for tomorrow’s Europa League match with Borussia Monchengladbach. Elsewhere, Cengiz Under and Henrikh Mkhitaryan continued to work away from the first team and Corriere dello Sport also considers them doubtful to face Milan this weekend. Every precaution is still being taken with Edin Dzeko, who trained on Wednesday with a protective mask.last_img read more

Kevin De Bruyne returns to training at Man City

first_imgManchester City have received a welcome boost by the return of Kevin De Bruyne after a seven-week absenceThe Belgian playmaker sustained a knee injury in a training session just days after City’s opening day 2-0 win away to Arsenal in August, which ruled him out for the next three months.But, following manager Pep Guardiola’s comments that De Bruyne could return to training this week, City have now confirmed the news.The 27-year-old joined the rest of the first-team for a morning training session as City prepare for their Champions League trip to Hoffenheim on Tuesday.No timetable for De Bruyne’s return to competitive action has been released yet by City, although it’s understood that the player himself is planning on coming back for the Manchester derby on November 11.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Despite a foot injury, Sergio Aguero was also in attendance during the training session as City hope to bounce back from their Group F opening defeat to Lyon last month.Back in training! 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/ABeELZU7MA— Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) October 1, 2018last_img read more

Spruce Beetle Activity Continues To Rise On Kenai

first_imgLandowners can look for the following signs of a spruce beetle attack on their spruce trees:Reddish-brown boring dust at the base of a tree and in bark cracksReddish-brown pitch masses on the tree trunk indicating an attack siteLarvae tunneling beneath the bark creating a network that inhibits the trees ability to feed itself Inspect spruce firewood for spruce beetle. Burn actively infested material before May, if possible, or process the material to prevent adult beetle emergence and potential damage to neighboring trees. In order to treat or prevent further infestations, landowners should examine their spruce trees now for signs of beetle attacks and seek information on treatment options. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Southcentral Alaska continues to be heavily impacted by a spruce beetle outbreak that has occurred over the last few years.center_img According to the Division of Forestry, warmer spring temperatures mean adult spruce beetles will soon be active again. Spruce beetles typically emerge from their host trees when spring temperatures are around 60°F, which usually occurs in early to mid-May. For information on mitigating spruce beetle, signs and symptoms of spruce beetle attacks, and upcoming public workshops, visitwww.alaskasprucebeetle.org.last_img read more

Marilyn Manson Founding Guitarist Daisy Berkowitz Dies

first_img Email Marilyn Manson Founding Guitarist Daisy Berkowitz Dies Twitter Facebook Marilyn Manson Founding Guitarist Dead At 49 marilyn-manson-founding-guitarist-daisy-berkowitz-dies News Scott Putesky, aka Daisy Berkowitz, succumbs to colon cancerBrian HaackGRAMMYs Oct 23, 2017 – 2:39 pm Guitarist Scott Putesky has died at the age of 49, after a protracted battle with colon cancer, Rolling Stone reports.Under the pseudonym Daisy Berkowitz, Putesky helped co-found Marilyn Manson’s band, originally named Marilyn Manson And The Spooky Kids, in 1989, whereupon he acted as the band’s chief composer and guitarist on their debut album, 1994’s The Portrait Of An American Family. Putseky also played lead guitar on the band’s 1995 cover of the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This),” the group’s first hit.Putesky parted ways with the group during the recording of 1996’s Antichrist Superstar, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The album became a breakthrough hit for the group, despite an irreconcilable personality conflict with album co-producer Trent Reznor, who had helped sign the band to Interscope.Manson took to Instagram to comment on his former bandmate’s passing, saying, “We had our differences over the years, but I will always remember the good times more.”Marilyn Manson Hospitalized In Stage Accidentlast_img read more

What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of April 29 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, below are the town and school board, committee and commission meeting scheduled for the week of Sunday, April 29, 2018.Sunday, April 29No MeetingsMonday, April 30NoneTuesday, May 1The Wilmington Board of Health meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Planning Board meet at 7:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Wednesday, May 2The Wilmington Conservation Commission meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Thursday, May 3The Wilmington Recreation Commission meets at 5pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Water & Sewer Commission will take a site visit to the Nassau Avenue Water Storage Tank at 5:30pm.Friday, May 4No MeetingsSaturday, May 5The Annual Town Meeting takes place at 10:30am in the High School Auditorium.All meetings are open to the public unless noted.(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

Wilmington Police Assists Mother Who Gave Birth On Side Of Highway

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At 9:56 this morning, Wilmington Public Safety Dispatch received a 911 call from a man who’s wife was in active labor and was about to give birth. He had pulled over on the side of I-93 at exit 39.Dispatcher Jill Regan provided instructions for the father as the baby was being born.As units were responding, Dispatcher Regan initially radioed that the baby’s head was showing. By the time Officer Matt Stavro arrived on scene, less than two minutes later, the baby had been fully delivered inside the vehicle.Officer Stavro provided first aid care for mother and baby until Wilmington Fire Department EMT’s and Action Ambulance paramedics arrived on scene.Mother and baby were transported to Winchester Hospital.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Wilmington Police Department.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch Highlights Of Wilmington Police Department’s National Night OutIn “Videos”VIDEO: Highlights From Wilmington Police Beach DayIn “Videos”Wilmington Police Make Drug Trafficking Arrest In Target Parking LotIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Sports Monday Rockets Surging And Coogs Fall To No 12

first_img 00:00 /07:47 Share X James Harden is being, well, James Harden.He’s scored 100 points in the last two games, putting up 58 against Miami on Thursday and 42 more on Sunday against the Celtics, as the Rockets extended their win streak to five games. So, is this what a suddenly healthy and surging Rockets team is supped to look like?Plus, the Houston Cougars had their 33-game home winning streak snapped on Saturday by the University of Central Florida. The loss dropped UH from No. 8 to No. 12 in the latest AP poll. Meanwhile, Coach Kelvin Sampson is among 15 nominees for coach of the year in college basketball.In the audio above, sportswriter Jeff Balke updates us on those and other Houston sports stories.center_img Michael Dwyer/APJames Harden reacts after being called for a foul in the Rockets’ victory over the Celtics Sunday. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

The heart and soul of music

first_imgLiving up to their tradition of being one the best live-misc destinations in the Capital, Hard Rock Cafe at Saket made sure they kept the volumes loud. The music band, Soul’d Out performed today at Hard Rock Cafe.The idea of the summation of the band floated about for quite a while until its formation in the summer of 2011.The band consists of four members who belong to the same college, Rohit, Bhannu, Abhay and Abhijit. Each member of the band has a very special relationship with music. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’With influences ranging over different genres of music, Soul’d Out quite naturally has a very interesting sound, and the members are not concerned about how that sound is defined or categorised.All that matters to them is that they have fun playing, which eventually spreads contagiously into the crowd! Whether you’re in the mood to bust a move, or just chill out with some friends over a few beers, this band can certainly leave you satisfied!Abhijt Sood played the drums, Bhaanu Mehendiratta was on the guitar, Chetan Awasthi handles the vocals, Sajal Sharma plays the bass and Abhay Sharma, the saxophone.last_img read more

CM to hand over Land Rights documents to over 400 families from

first_imgDarjeeling: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be handing over Land Rights documents to more than 400 families residing in the forest villages of Darjeeling and Kalimpong during her forthcoming visit to the Hills.A review meeting between the state government and Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) officials was held at Lalkothi, the GTA Secretariat in Darjeeling to work out the modalities.”Work is in progress to verify the claims, along with mapping of the land. In Darjeeling district we had received 1,509 claims from the Scheduled Tribe communities residing in the forest villages, along with 1,232 claims from Other Traditional Forest Dwellers. In Kalimpong district, there were 3,376 claims from the ST community and 4,626 from other communities,” stated Binay Tamang, chairman, Board of Administrators, GTA. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeClaims of tribals are being processed first. “However, claims of non-tribals will also be processed. All have to meet the claim criteria as prescribed by the government,” added Tamang. On September 5, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be handing over Land Rights documents to 300 families of Darjeeling and more than 100 families from Kalimpong district. The documents will be handed over at a government programme to be held at Chowrasta, Darjeeling on September 5.There are 59 forest villages in the Darjeeling-Pulbazar block, 31 forest villages in the Jorebungalow-Sukhia block, 11 in Rungli Rungliot block, 21 in Kurseong, 4 in Mirik block, 21 in Kalimpong 1 block, 18 in Kalimpong 2 block and 18 in the Gorubathan block.”We will have a similar review meeting in December again to process the next lot of claims,” added Tamang.last_img read more