UMaine mentioned in Piscataquis Observer article on Maine moose study
The University of Maine was mentioned in a Piscataquis Observer article about the fifth year of Maine’s moose study. Recently, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologists and a helicopter-based aerial capture crew located, captured and collared 83 moose in northern and western Maine for the study. “Over the past four years, we have captured over 375 moose,” said Lee Kantar, a moose biologist with IF&W. “It has given us unprecedented insight into moose survival and reproduction in the east.” Currently there are 165 active collars on moose in Maine, the article states. Along with the field data that is collected concerning survival and reproduction, lab results gleaned from examinations and necropsies of dead moose have revealed clues about challenges impacting Maine’s moose population. Biologists conduct an extensive field necropsy on each moose, taking blood, tissue and fecal samples that will later be analyzed by the UMaine Animal Health Laboratory and other specialized diagnostic facilities, according to the article. The County also published the article.