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musk ox

a longhaired, shortnecked, thickset ruminant that survives well in the Arctic wastes. It averages 6 ft high and 800 lb when fullgrown, looks like a cross between a ram and an ox, has lowset droopy horns and a smell of musk—hence the name Ovibos moschatus.
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When we stopped about six miles out to take a quick break, we noticed a large herd of muskox on top of the mountain where we were headed
NWT has excellent potential to reopen both this caribou and muskox, but at this writing the primary non-resident opportunities are in the Mackenzie District to the west.
The ability of the muskox to graze successfully on marginal lands and use low-protein forage enables producers to exploit previously unproductive land holdings.
For a few of us, it was one last immersion in the summer Arctic potion of mirror lakes, blue ice, and roaming muskox.
He divides the book into three sections, each dealing with the relationship of indigenous people with one of three wildlife species: bison, muskox and caribou.
of Newfoundland) chronicles the tension between Aboriginal subsistence hunters in the Canadian north, and central governments that sought to conserve the wild populations of bison, muskox, and caribou during most of the 20th century.
The recently acquired Thelon properties are of particular interest including the Muskox Hill portion of the Northwest Block where prior exploration identified a hematized fracture zone in gneissic basement rocks close to the Thelon uncomformity which assayed an extraordinary 14.
Nonetheless the high Arctic is home to a diverse collection of birds and mammals, including the polar bear, arctic fox, muskox, lemming, snowy owl, plover and falcon.
The first part, dealing with sulphide-associated PGE occurrences in layered stratiform intrusions, begins with an overview of the geology of the Muskox intrusion and its PGE concentrations, followed by descriptions of the geology, geophysics and PGE discoveries of the Fox River sill and the Mechanic intrusion in New Brunswick.
Muskox Land is an ambitious, detailed history of a fascinating part of the High Arctic.
So now there are two main sources of muskox news in the forty-ninth state: biologists and the people living in muskox country who now have front-row seats for observing a species that once grazed alongside mammoths during the Ice Age.