Navigation Links
North Pole wolf emails locations to researchers
Date:12/1/2009

innesota and Yellowstone National Park. Mech's life work on wolves has been instrumental in unraveling the little-known daily world of wolves. Ultimately, it has also helped resource managers better understand the complex nature of wolf ecology and management, including the challenging task of managing wolf-livestock interactions.

Brutus is an imposing 90-pound wolf, who sports a lionish ruff and that new satellite collar around his neck. Like all arctic wolves, Brutus is mostly white or light in color, and has long, coltish legs superbly suited for his long-distance jaunts and major hunting forays. And, says Mech, he's not afraid to keep his pack of at least 12 adults and 6-12 pups in line.

Brutus' collar collects and stores 2 locations per day, obtained via Global Positioning Satellites (GPS). Every 4 days the collar uploads the data to ARGOS satellites that email Brutus' location at a particular time and date to the researchers' computers. Unlike the VHF radio collar, which is still widely used to locate animals and birds, the GPS collar "listens" to the signal from a constellation of satellites and can calculate, by triangulating its own location, precisely where the animal is.

Since the researchers left Ellesmere, the wolf has "emailed" 145 locations to Mech and Cluff. So far, Brutus and his pack have covered an area of 740 square miles. And, said Mech, one day recently, Brutus traveled about 21 miles (straight-line distance) in no more than 12 hours. "He no doubt went around steep Blacktop Mountain, which would have required travel of much more than 21 miles, and all this in 12 hours max," explained Mech. "While not unheard of, this long travel is still impressive."

From their fieldwork, the men also know the pack preys almost exclusively on muskoxen and arctic hares, and that it has an unknown number of growing pups as well. An early hard winter, said Mech, could mean no hare and muskoxen reproduction next year, which would mean less wo
'/>"/>

Contact: Catherine Puckett
cpuckett@usgs.gov
352-264-3532
United States Geological Survey
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Rapacious Rasberry ants march north
2. SEA to conduct expedition dedicated to measuring plastic marine debris in the North Atlantic Ocean
3. Tags reveal white sharks have neighborhoods in the north Pacific, say Stanford researchers
4. North Atlantic fish populations shifting as ocean temperatures warm
5. The largest bat in Europe inhabited northeastern Spain more than 10,000 years ago
6. UT Southwestern patient first in North Texas to receive newest-generation heart failure device
7. Global warming may spur increased growth in Pacific Northwest forests
8. Scientists identify common HPV genotypes in northern India, encourage vaccination
9. University of Washington receives $25 million to create Northwest Genomics Center
10. Climate change meets ocean life in new northeast research institute
11. Northern brown bears discovered feeding on whitefish runs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2014)... robots could be much more useful in homes, if ... usually see the world with cameras and lasers, which ... that are hidden in clutter. A complementary way robots ... use of small ultra-high frequency radio-frequency identification (UHF RFID) ... allowing an RFID-equipped robot to search a room for ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 2014 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... mobile commerce market, issues the following corporate shareholder update ... Letter from the CEO : ... funding and joined the NASDAQ to support ramping of ... biometric and authentication products and services. This strategic achievement positions ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... September 22, 2014The story of cowpea (black-eyed peas) is ... world,s biggest problemseven more fascinating is the story of ... wrote Cowpea: The Food Legume of the 21st Century ... management, and use. The book was recently published by ... International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). , Singh has ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New RFID technology helps robots find household objects 2New RFID technology helps robots find household objects 3NXT-ID Issues Shareholder Corporate Update 2NXT-ID Issues Shareholder Corporate Update 3NXT-ID Issues Shareholder Corporate Update 4
... Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) have shown that breast ... higher level of the protein peroxiredoxin 2 (PRDX2). The ... this protein could be a new therapeutic strategy to ... in the online edition of the journal Oncogene ...
... Researchers have gained new insight into why 22% ... a folate concentration considered optimal for reducing the risk of ... of folate deficiency in the general Canadian population. When ... reason why some women are not achieving levels optimal for ...
... April 10, 2012 The neighborhoods in which children and ... whether or not they eat a healthy diet, get enough ... a special theme issue of the American Journal of ... uses the latest concepts and methods in geographic information systems ...
Cached Biology News:Geographic information systems demonstrate links between health and location 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... use light, rather than electricity, to move data ... efficiency is a growing concern as chips, transistor ... of optical circuits light emitters, modulators, and ... One promising light source for optical chips is ... when deposited as a single, atom-thick layer. Other ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , September 19, 2014 ... technology, development of emerging drug systems and advanced Laboratory ... Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX ), Thermo ... Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: RGDO ), Sangamo Biosciences ... (NASDAQ: HOLX) Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 BioTech News Coverage: Progress ... results of studies and trials.  Companies in focus are: ... LLY ), Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: ... ) and Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) ... therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, announced that the ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 Dublin ... has announced the addition of the  "Micro Market ... their offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , ... the fastest-growing segments in the chromatography market. The ... and expected to reach $2.0 billion by 2019, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Toward optical chips 2Toward optical chips 3Medical Instrumentation Automation Advances for Biological Sample Preparation - Company Expects Q4 Revenue Impact from Newest Instrument Systems 2Medical Instrumentation Automation Advances for Biological Sample Preparation - Company Expects Q4 Revenue Impact from Newest Instrument Systems 3Medical Instrumentation Automation Advances for Biological Sample Preparation - Company Expects Q4 Revenue Impact from Newest Instrument Systems 4Medical Instrumentation Automation Advances for Biological Sample Preparation - Company Expects Q4 Revenue Impact from Newest Instrument Systems 5Medical Instrumentation Automation Advances for Biological Sample Preparation - Company Expects Q4 Revenue Impact from Newest Instrument Systems 6Medical Instrumentation Automation Advances for Biological Sample Preparation - Company Expects Q4 Revenue Impact from Newest Instrument Systems 7Biotech Companies Pushing Sector Higher With Recent Therapeutic Advancements & Patent Approvals - Company Wins Summary Judgment For Prodrug Patent 2Biotech Companies Pushing Sector Higher With Recent Therapeutic Advancements & Patent Approvals - Company Wins Summary Judgment For Prodrug Patent 3Biotech Companies Pushing Sector Higher With Recent Therapeutic Advancements & Patent Approvals - Company Wins Summary Judgment For Prodrug Patent 4Biotech Companies Pushing Sector Higher With Recent Therapeutic Advancements & Patent Approvals - Company Wins Summary Judgment For Prodrug Patent 5Biotech Companies Pushing Sector Higher With Recent Therapeutic Advancements & Patent Approvals - Company Wins Summary Judgment For Prodrug Patent 6Biotech Companies Pushing Sector Higher With Recent Therapeutic Advancements & Patent Approvals - Company Wins Summary Judgment For Prodrug Patent 7Micro Market Monitor : Global Pre-packed Chromatography Columns 2
... Council has teamed with JobSightUSA , a top-ranked ... match job seekers with positions based on specific "skill ... that are considering locating or expanding in Wisconsin to ... Wisconsinite workers who may wish to return to the ...
... plugs, cut the cords, and can the cables as we ... for all the freedom and mobility, we are nowhere without ... the like. That fact alone has turned the average business ... most obscure corner of airports and coffee houses. Indeed, Im ...
... 2004, the New Venture Center at the Fitchburg ... in its first phase. , ,Ground-breaking will be held on ... tenant is another nanotech company, Imago Scientific . When it ... to staff up to 71 over the next eight months. , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Power for the people 2Fitchburg Technology Campus attracts nanotechnology firms 2
... is the complete enterprise microarray informatics platform for ... Buy Acuity once and use it forever without ... for Quality Acuity has all the analysis ... your data, from quality control statistics and normalization, ...
... workstation offers precise 96 and 384-well transfers ... 100ul and 200ul disposable tips, the 96 ... and precision across a volume range from ... two positions that enable indexing into 384 ...
... ideal instrument for budget-conscious labs that want to ... Get Applied Biosystems proven PCR performance at ... without sacrificing results. Enhance productivity with ... Can Afford The Applied Biosystems 2720 ...
... to Salmonella typhimurium The genus Salmonella is ... is composed of Gram-negative bacilli that are facultative ... the "H" or flagellar antigen (phase 1 & ... the LPS moiety) and the "Vi" or capsular ...
Biology Products: