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Emperor Goose Pair
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Emperor Goose Pair
The majority of Emperor Geese breed on Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in western Alaska. hey are a marine goose in that they nest and raise young in coastal, tidally-influenced habitats, feed on sedges and grasses, and spend their entire non-breeding periods in intertidal habitats feeding on marine invertebrates, plants, and algals. Population survey data indicate that Emperor Goose numbers in Alaska declined from the mid 1960s to mid 1980s, and have remained low and below management goals since then. Fall age ratio surveys have indicated low production over the last decade. Possible causes for this include changes in abundance of preferred sedges, predation by Arctic foxes and glaucous gulls, and competition with increasing numbers of other goose species. USFWS Yukon Delta NWR Photo Credit: Casey Setash Public domain
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