GPS has scientists reconsidering assumptions about animals' range, habitat
- GPS has scientists reconsidering assumptions about animals' range, habitat
By Bruce Finley
The Denver Post
FORT COLLINS --- GPS tracking data collected from radio collars on
mountain lions, lynx, wolves and other wild mammals are challenging
scientific understanding of the animals' range and habitat.
Until about five years ago, the use of GPS technology was limited.
Now, Colorado Division of Wildlife and other Western biologists are
tracking more animals using satellites and computers and seeing them
wander farther, more frequently and far beyond the bounds of what is
believed to be their normal habitat.....
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