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Re: 100% goose-free responses (longish and eggy, though)



In a message dated 6/7/00 10:20:16 PM EST, jbois@umd5.umd.edu writes:

<< Is it Snow geese whose populations plummeted when furriers populated
 previously immune islands with Arctic fox, and whose populations have
 rebounded with their elimination?  This is one of the great success stories
 in conservation.  My hypothesis is, of course, that geese fly to this region
 due to lower predation--that this is an important adaptive value of their
 migrations.  And, while some geese take advantage of explosive summer
 productivity, others arrive with fat stores and eat little.  Indeed, it is
 hard to make the case that productivity in Arctic is higher than the bird?s
 wintering grounds. >>

I thought this response was supposed to be 100% goose-free. Says so in 
subject header.