06 Jan '12, 8pm

Seal populations plummet as North Atlantic sea ice thins, study says

06 Jan 2012: Seal Populations Plummet as North Atlantic Sea Ice Thins, Study Says A new study says that thinning sea ice in the north Atlantic has caused a catastrophic decline in harp seal populations , a trend animal advocacy groups say should spur an end to commercial hunts of the animal Wikimedia Seal pup in Canada. According to the study, conducted by scientists at Duke University and the International Fund for Animal Welfare, sea ice cover in all harp seal breeding regions has declined by as much as 6 percent per decade since 1979. Since female seal pups depend on stable winter ice to give birth and nurse their young, these changing conditions have produced a higher seal mortality, said David Johnston of the Duke University Marine Laboratory and lead author of the study, which was published in the journal PLoS ONE . “Entire year classes may be disappearing from the p...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/seal_populations_plummet_as_n...

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For Seal Pups on Thin Ice, a Short Childhood:

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Stewart Cook/International Fund for Animal Welfare A harp seal mother and pup on an unstable ice floe in the Gulf of St. L...

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Stewart Cook/International Fund for Animal Welfare A harp seal mother and pup on an unstable ice floe in the Gulf of St. L...

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Stewart Cook/International Fund for Animal Welfare A harp seal mother and pup on an unstable ice floe in the Gulf of St. L...

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