Biologist tracks moose populations in Southeast
Kevin Colson, Wildlife Biologist with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, gave a presentation in the public library conference room Tuesday night about moose populations and their long journey to Southeast Alaska.
To help tell the story, Colson for the past year and a half has worked with Petersburg high school teacher Joni Johnson and her science students as they collect and catalogue moose DNA samples.
Before moose made their way to Southeast, a very recent occurrence that didn’t happen until the early 1900s, they lived in the boreal forests of Asia.
“Modern moose, like pretty much e...
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