05 Jan '12, 2pm

Oh no! - Harp seals at risk from thinning ice

Oh no! - Harp seals at risk from thinning ice

Harp seal pups off the coast of eastern Canada are dying at alarming rates due to a loss of winter ice cover, according to U.S. scientists who questioned on Wednesday if the population will be able to recover. WorldShares lets you earn donations for your favorite nonprofit. Earn up to 20 points now. Learn More Earn Points What's this? Comments Email Twitter Stumble Digg Share The study by researchers at Duke University shows that seasonal ice cover in the harp seal breeding regions of the North Atlantic Ocean has declined about six percent per decade since 1979, when satellite data began. The result has been entire generations of newly born seal pups dying due to their disappearing habitat, said the study published in the open access science journal PLoS ONE. "The kind of mortality we're seeing in eastern Canada is dramatic," said co-author David Johnston, a research scien...

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