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From Lake to Land, in a Land of Lakes

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Photo of a moose in the water on the shoreline of Isle Royale.

Isle Royale is a perfect place for moose: Water in every direction; shores lined with pondweed, water lilies and other aquatic vegetation upon which moose feed; and nearby forests laden with other favored moose foods like the buds and twigs of willow, aspen, red dogwood and balsam fir trees.

Credit: John Vucetich


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Photo of the shoreline of Isle Royale in Lake Superior.

Scientists have studied moose and wolves on Isle Royale in Lake Superior for five decades.

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Photo of a moose in the water feeding on vegetation with shrubs in the foreground.

Aquatic macrophytes--large plants of lakes and ponds--are important in a moose's diet.

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Photo of a moose in water at the shoreline of a body of water at Isle Royale.

The shores of Isle Royale are lined with the vegetation moose prefer.

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Photo of a moose feeding in a small body of water with vegetation in foreground on Isle Royale.

The Ojibwe people refer to the moose as "mooz," or "twig eater," for good reason.

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Close up photo of a moose with a tree and foliage in the background.

Briefly interrupted in a twig dinner, a moose surveys Isle Royale's landscape.

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