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Contact: Lee J. Siegel
University of Utah

Pika Peering from Moss

Caption: A small mammal known as a pika peers out from thick moss in Oregonís Columbia River Gorge. A University of Utah study found the pikas survive warmer low elevations in Oregon by eating a diet of 60 percent moss, compared with their grassier diet at high elevations.

Credit: Jo Varner, University of Utah.

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