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The Hair Of The Bear: USGS Releases Grizzly Bear Numbers In Glacier National Park

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May 19, 2000
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U.S. Geological Survey
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In a ground-breaking study that used DNA from bear hair to count bears without having to see them or to capture them, U.S.Geological Survey researchers have preliminary results showing that there are an estimated 437 grizzly bears in the northern third portion of the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem and an estimated 332 grizzly bears in Glacier National Park itself.

In a ground-breaking study that used DNA from bear hair to count bears without having to see them or to capture them, U.S.Geological Survey researchers have preliminary results showing that there are an estimated 437 grizzly bears in the northern third portion of the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem and an estimated 332 grizzly bears in Glacier National Park itself.


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U.S. Geological Survey. (2000, May 19). The Hair Of The Bear: USGS Releases Grizzly Bear Numbers In Glacier National Park. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/05/000519065051.htm
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