Sunday, April 08, 2007

Snow Goose Explosion

A large increase in the Snow Goose population in the Stillaguamish and Skagit river valleys is creating problems for farmers:
And the population could rise even more. Unusually warm temperatures in the birds' breeding habitat on Wrangel Island, in the Russian Arctic, have led to more chicks hatching and surviving.

Davison said the island's warm temperatures may be a result of global warming. If so, conditions could grow still milder and bring yet more geese.

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