Saturday, January 17, 2015

You Can't Make This Up: Cause of Moose Deaths is Global Warming RESEARCHERS...

In response to the dramatic decline of moose in northeastern Minnesota, over 100 moose were equipped with radio-collars that could alert biologists to the moose’s impending death, allowing biologists to account for the deaths of 35 calves and 19 adults.
- 16 calves (46%) were killed by wolves
- 13 calves (37%) calves died due to mother abandonment.
+++ Eleven were caused when the mothers abandoned the calves during the act of attaching the collars, 2 were abandoned later.
- 4 calves (11%) were eaten by bears
- One calf drowned and 1 calf died of unknown causes.
- Of the 19 adults, 10 (53%) were killed directly or indirectly by wolves.

The biologists received a new $750,000 grant to study the effects of “global warming” on declining moose. I suspect it is politically more convenient to blame declining moose on global warming rather than to blame natural boom and busts, rebounding wolf populations, or researcher induced casualties. (or attaching collars to wild animals and having moms abandon them - blemon).


bertie said...

And these biologists would sell their FN soul for the almighty cash grants.Are their no honest men left in this world??Is money the boss and root of all evil.

Anonymous said...

there is no cure for stupid. we see the increase of stupid world wide. people seem to be unable to critical analyse anything these days. things are going to get much worse and I do not mean the climate.