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Today's Ecology Quiz: Trout and Elk

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How are trout linked to the decline of elk in Yellowstone?

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Hmmm I didn't look it up initially, but I'd figured the decline of elk to some level has to do with the wolves out there?

I have no idea how trout would link to that though...

 

After looking it up, I see I wasn't far off, but I won't spoil it :)

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After looking it up, I see I wasn't far off, but I won't spoil it :)

 

Stupid google.  :banghead:

 

:rofl:  :rofl:

Edited by Rufous

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I had no idea, so I cheated and looked it up.....makes sense !!!  Great question!!

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I had no idea, so I cheated and looked it up.....makes sense !!!  Great question!!

 

Pretty crazy how everything is linked together.  Mess with one critter and who knows what else will be impacted down the road.

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That was a cool little quiz, and you're right...nature is all about balance.  You corrupt one aspect of it, and while nature will adjust/adapt, it could have some marked changes on it's composition.

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No other takers??

 

 

You no good trout guys wiping out my elk!!  :shakehead:

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We talked about this on staff a year or two ago, so I didn't want to weigh in.  Let's make others think a bit about the direct correlation between two or more native species.

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