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    The Science of Torpor

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    Polar vortexes, climate change, record storms, extreme weather of all kinds continue to play havoc on our ecosystems and all the species that live there. While some species thrive, like […]

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    Ice Caves of Lake Superior

    What are these strange things called “Ice Caves”? It all began hundreds of millions of years ago when sands were washed into an ancient ocean, forming bedded sandstone rock layers […]

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    Survival Strategies – Part 3

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