World’s largest annual wildlife drowning boosts river ecosystem

(Millbrook, NY) Each year, more than a million wildebeest migrate through Africa's Serengeti Mara Ecosystem. While crossing the Kenyan reach of the Mara River, thousands perish. A new study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the first to reveal how wildebeest drownings impact the ecology of the iconic river.

Wildebeest feast: Mass drownings fuel the Mara River ecosystem

(Millbrook, NY) Each year, more than a million wildebeest migrate through Africa's Serengeti Mara Ecosystem. While crossing the Kenyan reach of the Mara River, thousands perish. A new study, ...

Mon 19 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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This river ecosystem hinges on thousands of drowned, rotting wildebeest

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Wed 21 Jun 17 from Popular Science

Thousands of Decaying Wildebeest Corpses Keep Serengeti Well Fed

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Mass wildebeest drownings bolster Mara River ecosystem

Scientists have quantified the ecological impact of mass wildebeest drownings in Kenyan reach of the Mara River.

Mon 19 Jun 17 from UPI

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