08 Jan '12, 2pm

Harp Seals Declining Due to Climate Change via @Care2

Harp Seals Declining Due to Climate Change via @Care2

Researchers at Duke University who are studying loss of sea ice in the North Atlantic and harp seals have found a dramatic drop in harp seal pups. They say a decline in sea ice, where harp seals live and breed is causing the loss of entire generations of new harp seal pups. The Northeast Atlantic stock of harp seals which breeds off the coast of Greenland has declined by 85-90% in the last 40-60 years. One of the main for the dramatic drop is a decline in a sea ice in the breeding habitats for harp seals since 1979. Sea-ice cover is declining at a rate of about six per cent per decade in all four harp seal breeding grounds, the researchers found. Overall harp seals are in a stable enough population size with about three million to five million, but if their sea ice continues to decline, they might be faced with a dire situation. Consider also at the same time sea ice is be...

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