This June 2012 photo released by the Bureau of Land Management shows University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher Daniel Mann as he holds a steppe bison skull from the last ice age that he and fellow UAF researcher Pamela Groves found together with the rest of its well-preserved skeleton near a lake in Northern Alaska. Although the Arctic's frozen ground preserves bones remains exceptionally well, said Mann, it's rare to find such a complete skeleton. The bison, which the researchers nicknamed "Bison Bob," dated to 40,000 years ago and still had some fur on it. A research paper published Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 says large ice age mammals may have gone extinct in northern Alaska when grassland turned to peat and rising sea levels covered the Bering Land Bridge. (Pamela Groves/Bureau of Land Management via AP)

Rising seas, peat may have done in large ice age animals

  • By Dan Joling
  • Monday, November 2, 2015 10:57pm
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