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The Outside Story: The subnivean zone, shelter in the snow
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December 31, 2014

The Outside Story: The subnivean zone, shelter in the snow

By Barbara Mackay

Every animal must develop its own way of dealing with winter. Migrate, hibernate, or insulate; these are common strategies. For a few small mammals, survival depends on the snow itself, and the deeper the better.

The subnivean zone is…