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OSU Beaver Finds Wolverine!

Posted by The College of Science at OSU on March 6, 2008

beaverFrom the Sacramento Bee, this is important news:

NPSwolverineThe researcher, Katie Moriarty, a graduate student at Oregon State University, wasn’t looking for wolverines. She was studying martens, a slender brown weasel fond of old-growth forests, at the Sagehen Creek Field Station between Truckee and Sierraville, just west of Highway 89.

The work – part of a master’s degree thesis – was going well, according to Zielinski, who was supervising Moriarty’s project from his office in Arcata. By baiting locations with raw chicken and positioning a motion-detecting digital camera nearby, Moriarty was capturing a diverse gallery of Sierra wildlife, including martens, a spotted skunk, bobcat and black bear.

Click the link above to read the entire exciting story!

[wolverine photo: National Park Service]

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