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General Ecology_Mahaffy_Date__022510 - Gillamont habitat...

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Video one Gillamont Bird found in Alaska and the Antarctic Is an indicator species Need nearby food source Eat arctic cod Need ice to find the cod Breed in the summer, snow melts around may Face competition with puffins Glaciers lose about .5 meters of mass every year Increased to 1.8 meters per year from 1990-2000
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Unformatted text preview: Gillamont habitat lost about 15% of open water area Over 85% has permafrost Boreal forest may turn into grasslands Shrubs make the land absorb more heat Tundra used to absorb carbon dioxide Now it is all given off into the atmosphere Global warming seems to be the culprit...
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2010 for the course BISC 302 taught by Professor Walsh during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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