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by admin last modified 2002-11-29 05:55 PM

Quentin Smith and Brett Blakeney

Group 1

11/11/02

Science

ANWR Research Outline (compounded)

  • Overview of Animals
    • Mammals, 36 different land species and 9 different aquatic species
      • Caribou
        • Locations of calving ground
        • 152000 caribou arrive each spring
        • USFWS concluded development would cause a major decline in the Porcupine Caribou herd

      • Sheep
      • Bears
        • Inhabit arctic coast
        • "Extremely sensitive to industrial disturbance and activity."

      • Arctic Fox and Wolves
      • Musk Oxen
        • Department of Interior: "Oil development would displace musk oxen from a large portion of their preferred habitat in all seasons."
        • 100 live on refuge

      • Mink
      • Moose

    • Birds, 160 species
      • Sensitive to human disturbance
      • Ducks
      • Geese
        • 13,000 to more than 300,000 birds each year

      • Shore birds
      • Jaegers
      • Terns
      • Song birds
      • Gulls

    • Fish, 36 species

    • Arctic Grayling
    • Dolly Varden

      • Arctic Cisco

  • Vegetation
    • Grasses
      • Pendant grass
      • Herbaceous plants
      • Aquatic sedges
      • Cottongrass

    • Mosses
      • Important for nesting birds and as grazing ground for waterfown

    • Further from coast
      • Sedge tussocks
      • Dwarf shrub
      • Willow
      • Birch
      • Alders

    • Thousands of other species

so?

Posted by admin at 2002-11-29 06:02 PM

so what?


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