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Elk Bones Tell Stories of Life, Death and Habitat Use at Yellowstone National Park
December 10, 2012
Concentrations of elk bones and antlers provide baseline ecological data complementary to aerial counts at Yellowstone National Park, adding a historical component to live observation. Because bones can last decades to centuries in the Yellowstone environment, they can put relatively recent data from direct observations into broader context for managers looking at long-range planning, helping to sort out important changes from the noise of cyclical booms, busts and shifts in landscape use.
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