Detrimental Environmental Happenings Lead to Interesting Findings DC

Detrimental Environmental Happenings Lead to Interesting Findings DC

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Detrimental Environmental Happenings Lead to Interesting Findings By: Dakota Clark The study of the West Indies islands of St. Kitts and its sister island Nevis has intrigued further studies by this party. Interestingly, there was an enormous forest fire on the island of St. Kitt that was intentionally started by a third world country trying to come to power in the late 1600s. This destructive fire tore through much of the woodland on the island demolishing all in its path. Many species were able to migrate to another part of the island to safety but others were not as fortunate. This diminished a large population of the islands’ species and is known as a bottleneck effect. Bottleneck effects are known to be detrimental to most populations and lead to major alterations in the remaining species. The unknown rodent that is unable to consistently reproduce was known to appear like a member of the squirrel family. It is believed that this rodent is an actual squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) in this study. This is made possible by the squirrel having
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