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Checking artificial nesting site, freshwater marsh, Copper River Delta, Alaska

Checking artificial nesting site, freshwater marsh, Copper River Delta, Alaska

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Uploaded 19 Jan 2013 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2013
From collection: Arctic Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The local Forest Service is checking the state of artificial nesting islands for Dusky Canada Geese, as they get frequently dismantled by bears. The Copper River rises out of the Copper Glacier, which lies on the northeast side of Mount Wrangell, in the Wrangell Mountains, within Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park. Brown Bears benefit from the river's famous salmon runs arising from the use of the river watershed by over 2 million salmon each year for spawning. The Copper River Delta, which ...
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