Sightings of Muskoxen in Northern Scoresby Land, Greenland
Keywords:Animal distribution, Animal population, Muskoxen, Scoresby Land, Greenland
Observations of muskoxen in Northern Scoresby Land made by the 1982 Sheffield University North East Greenland Expedition during July and August 1982 are compared with observations by previous expeditions to the area. The total population of muskoxen in the area is estimated to be 450, the same as in 1974. The proportion of calves seen in 1982 was 8.1%; average herd size was 4.9.
Key words: muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus), nord de la terre de Scoresby, Groenland