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What's a Ghost Moose? How Ticks Are Killing an Iconic Animal
As New England winters get warmer and shorter, ticks are driving a worrisome decline in a species that's crucial to the region's economy...

The reason is likely climate change, biologists say, which is ushering in shorter, warmer winters that are boosting the fortunes of winter ticks. The tiny creatures latch on to moose here in staggering numbers: One moose can house 75,000 ticks, which are helping to drive a troubling rise in moose deaths, especially among calves…