There are no moose noises in Manitoba’s northern border.
The state has just six moose.
That’s the lowest number in Canada.
It’s the result of years of research by researchers who have worked to find moose tracks, sound energy and moose moose-related sound energy in Manitoba.
A recent research paper in the journal Biology Letters reports that they were able to track moose sound energy through Manitoba’s forests and rivers, the sounds of moose, and the sounds made by the animals.
“It’s the best data we’ve had, but it’s also pretty limited,” said study author Mark Schoeller, an associate professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Manitoba.
He said the research is based on sound energy, a measure of how loud and clear the sound is.
“That’s the sound that you hear coming out of a moa,” he said.
“It’s not the sound coming out from the animal.”
There’s a lot of information about moose that’s not available to people, so there’s a need for that, said Schoener.
But a lot is lost because of the lack of access.
“We’re really lucky that we have this unique resource here in Manitoba,” he added.
“You’ve got the moose and all the animals that live there and there’s not a lot out there to explore.”
Schoeller said the researchers hope to bring that resource back to the city of Winnipeg by connecting the research with the city’s urban forest.
“I think that’s a very exciting project that would bring back the moas, and we can all be a part of it,” he told CBC News.
Schoener said the team plans to have a video show of the sounds recorded at a moas trail, and they’ll also create an audio file of the tracks.
“That would allow us to see where they came from, where they are, what their sounds are and where they went,” he explained.
“What would be interesting would be if they could come back and capture those sounds.”
The researchers said they’ve also been working on a project to bring back moose to the forest, but the project is still in its infancy.