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Lessons from Isle Royale's Wolves and Moose

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Photo by Michigan Technological University

Lessons from Isle Royale's Wolves and Moose

To find the northernmost point in Michigan, you have to take a boat or seaplane to Isle Royale.

The island is the largest in Lake Superior and it's also home to Michigan's only National Park.

The remoteness of the island, and the fact that the island is largely untouched by humans has made for a perfect place to watch nature take its course.

Michigan Radio's Rebecca Williams and Mark Brush traveled to Isle Royale to meet the researchers who have been watching how wolves and moose interact for 54 years. The research project is the longest continuous study of any predator-prey system in the world.

What researchers have learned on this natural island laboratory has informed ecological science around the world.