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Caption: This is a female caribou and her calf near Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Research led by Eric Post, a professor of biology at Penn State University, has linked an increasingly earlier plant growing season to the melting of arctic sea ice, a relationship that has consequences for offspring production by caribou in the area.
Credit: Jeff Kerby, Eric Post lab, Penn State University
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