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Scientists say about 19 populations make up an estimated 25,000 to 31,000 bears, including a subpopulation of about 3,000 that roam Alaska.
In the southern Beaufort Sea and in the western Hudson Bay — the two subpopulations studied the most by researchers — bears are going into the winter skinnier and in poorer condition.
Over Long Migrations Scientists have found that oceanic manta rays (Manta birostris) usually live their lives in distinct, local subpopulations, changing how conservationists approach protecting the mysterious fish species.
Maintaining such an expansive range is especially crucial for the jaguar, biologists say, because unlike other large carnivores that occur over large landscapes, jaguars do not have genetically distinct subpopulations.
No European country has severe iodine deficiency, but some have subpopulations — especially pregnant women — with levels low enough to be considered unhealthy.
The survival rate of the largest caribou subpopulation increased enough to stabilize in the hunting area, but continued to plummet in the area where hunting was not allowed to increase.
Four of the subpopulations are declining, five are relatively stable, and only one is growing.
In the United States, ocelots used to range as far east as Arkansas and Louisiana, but today only a small subpopulation lives in the wild in the Lone Star State, and about 95 percent of their original habitat has been cleared, Swarts says.
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