Imagine the entire horizon blocked out by mosquitoes…
How bad are the mosquito swarms at Alaska’s North Slope? The bugs are so hungry they’ll suck the blood out of a horse fly. That’s just one of the blood-curdling observations made by Ph.D. candidate Jesse Krause, who recently spent two and a half months studying skeeters at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Toolik Field Station.
Krause is actually focused on how songbirds are affected by the seasons. Specifically, how their ability to cope with stress varies between different times of the year and in this case the mosquitoes are a food source for these birds.
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