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The Influence of Snow Depth and Hardness on Winter Habitat Selection by Caribou on the Southwest Coast of Newfoundland

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Tucker, Brian; Mahoney, Shane; Greene, Bill; Menchenton, Eric; Russell, Lloyd
Journal: Rangifer
Volume: 7
Page(s): 160—163
Date: 2010
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6789
Sector: Grazing
Region: North America
Subject(s): grazing
Abstract: "LaPoile Herd caribou winter in the coastal margin of their range in southwestern Newfoundland. Reduced snow depths near the coast (0-20 k m inland), as a result of moderated winter temperatures and low elevations, appear to provide more favourable foraging conditions than do areas further inland. In the latter areas greatly increased snow depth and hardness combine to create very extreme winter conditions and these areas are avoided by caribou throughout the winter period."

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