John Vucetich http://michiganradio.org en Romeo dies in an old mine: How three Isle Royale wolves died http://michiganradio.org/post/romeo-dies-old-mine-how-three-isle-royale-wolves-died <p>In the last year, seven wolves on Isle Royale died. <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/video-isle-royale-wolves-hanging-their-teeth?nopop=1">The total population is now down to nine wolves</a>.<br /><br /> That&#39;s the lowest number recorded by researchers who have been studying the Isle Royale wolf population for the last 54 years. It&#39;s the longest continuous predator-prey study in the world.<br /><br /> <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/topic/lessons-isle-royales-wolves-and-moose">When Rebecca Williams and I visited Rolf Peterson on Isle Royale last month</a>, we asked him about the die-off.<br /><br /> He told us they didn&#39;t know what happened to them, &quot;but we will know,&quot; he said.<br /><br /> Well, now they know how three of the seven wolves died. One was a young female wolf. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 19:27:00 +0000 Mark Brush 7910 at http://michiganradio.org Romeo dies in an old mine: How three Isle Royale wolves died