Good for the gander? As Alaska warms, a goose forgoes a 3,300-mile migration
Publisher: Environmental Health News
Date Written: 30/10/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16975
Scientists have documented that increasing numbers of black brant are skipping that far southern migration and staying in Alaska instead. Fewer than 3,000 wintered in Alaska before 1977. In recent years, however, more than 40,000 have remained north, with as many as 50,000 staying there last year, during the most ice-free winter that Izembek had seen in more than a decade.