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Outdoors blog archive for May 9, 2016

MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016

A lone bison walks along a ridge near Gardiner, Mont., outside Yellowstone National Park, near the Gallatin National Forest this month. 
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Meet the USA's new national mammal: Bison

WILDLIFE -- The American bison officially became the USA's national mammal today when President Barack Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act into law. Following at least four years of effort by Western lawmakers, the beefy beast joins the ranks of the Bald Eagle as...

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A starfish suffers from sea star wasting disease, missing one arm and with tissue damage to another, in this undated photograph. (Associated Press)

Sea stars may be rebounding from disease

MARINE LIFE -- Researchers in Oregon and Northern California are finding that droves of baby sea stars are returning to the shores after whole populations of starfish along the West Coast were decimated by a wasting disease over the last two years. The Eureka Times…

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