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Yellowstone thermal features produce unexpectedly high amounts of helium

Researchers collect gas samples form a fumarole in Yellowstone National Park as part of a study aimed at learning more about the processes at work beneath the park's thermal features.

Scenic vistas, abundant wildlife, and now, new research shows there's yet another uplifting reason to visit Yellowstone National Park. Scientists studying the thermal features in Yellowstone have found that a surprisingly high amount of helium escapes every day through vents, pools and other cracks in the earth's crust. Continue Reading →

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Jackson Hole students help with trout research project

Nearly 200 Jackson Hole Middle School seventh grade students joined biologists and others from Grand Teton National Park, Trout Unlimited, Teton Science Schools and Wyoming Game and Fish earlier this week to help with a trout research project. The Adopt-a-Trout Field Days at the Gros Ventre Campground on September 24 and 25 saw students rotate through educational stations conducted by various event partners. Continue Reading →

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Elk migration project wins Camp Monaco prize for biodiversity research, education

An elk pauses in the light of dawn near Sylvan Lake in Yellowstone National Park. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

The path to completion for many research and education proposals is often complex and baffling, and a new project to study and document elk migrations around Yellowstone National Park is no exception. It has connections with the most famous man in the world, touches on the inspirational story of a rotting whale and finds fruition through a century-old family legacy involving European royalty. Continue Reading →

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Elk study proposal wins $100,000 prize from new annual contest

An elk crosses the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park in September 2011.

A proposal to study elk migration in the greater Yellowstone area and share information about the animals' movements has won $100,000 in funding from a new contest aimed at supporting biodiversity studies in the region. Yale University wildlife ecologist Arthur Middleton and South Dakota wildlife photographer Joe Riis were awarded the first Camp Monaco Prize. Continue Reading →

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Grizzly bear trapping, research to resume in Yellowstone Park

Biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team will be conducting grizzly bear research in Yellowstone National Park from June 3 through July 15 as part of ongoing monitoring of the activities and population of grizzly bears within the greater Yellowstone area. Team members will bait and trap bears at several sites within Yellowstone National Park, according to a statement released Friday by the Yellowstone public affairs office. Continue Reading →

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