18 Jul '11, 6am

As Arctic Ice Shrinks, Pacific Species Invade Atlantic, Causing Ecological 'Tumult':

As Arctic Ice Shrinks, Pacific Species Invade Atlantic, Causing Ecological 'Tumult':

This blog writer reported on gray whales starting to cross the Arctic over a year ago. This new migratory behavior (gray whales would normally travel far south, around Cape Horn) was made possible by receding ice cover; loss of Arctic ice cover permits northern whale migration as there is plenty of open sea in which to surface and breath. At that time, the concern was about increased shipping posing a hazard to migrating gray whales. Now, it seems, the grays have to face a double threat: one from ship propellers and the other from their fellow “invaders”: groups of killer whales.

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2011/07/18/as-arctic-ice-shrinks-pa...

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