A Matter of Survival

A Matter of Survival (HM1CZ3)

Location: Mitchell, OR 97750 Wheeler County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 38.992', W 120° 16'

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Straining to scent a water source, searching for a tender leaf, sensing immediate danger - to live in this near-desert today, mule deer, coyotes, quail, and humans must possess special skills and abilities. Without them they cross the threshold from survival to extinction. This holds true in any environment on the planet - now, and in the past.

Here, about 30 million years ago, major shifts in temperature and humidity occurred. Great changes in the plant life inevitably resulted. The animals that survived this transition were those that evolved new behaviors, different bodies, new abilities to survive. Still, long-term survival was not assured, as the fossil record reveals.

Fossils from the John Day country imply more than an odd-shaped mammal or exotic plant. Here they portray a healthy forest ecosystem long gone, and suggest reasons for its disappearance. Gathering such information may help us predict the future of modern species.
HM NumberHM1CZ3
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 7:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 716737 N 4947690
Decimal Degrees44.64986667, -120.26666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 38.992', W 120° 16'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 38' 59.52" N, 120° 16' 0.00" W
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Area Code(s)541
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 609 Overlook Trail, Mitchell OR 97750, US
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