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Caribou reality TV
March 6, 2017

Professor Steeve Côté and his research team have installed camera-collars on 14 gestating females of the Rivière aux feuilles herd in 2016. These cameras, programmed to record a 10 seconds video every 20 minutes, are revealing unprecedented images about the behavior, diet and living environment of the caribous. Doctoral student Barbara Vuillaume will examine hundreds of hours of video footage during her PhD on the environmental determinants of annual survival in a population of migratory caribou. The team hope, with the help of this technology, to find explanations for the high fawn mortality rates in this declining population.

You can learn more by reading this piece in Le Fil or this article in the Journal de Québec.


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