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Two Arctic Ice Seals Gain Endangered Species Act Protection - Warming Climate a Key Factor: Responding to a 2008...

Two Arctic Ice Seals Gain Endangered Species Act Protection - Warming Climate a Key Factor: Responding to a 2008...

RELATED ARTICLES New protections eyed for ice-dependent Alaska seals March 27, 2008 07:50 AM Spotted Seals near Alaska Denied NOAA Protection October 16, 2009 11:08 AM U.S. environmental group seeks protection for walrus February 8, 2008 06:49 AM Why Are Alaska Polar Bears Losing Their Fur? April 10, 2012 03:12 PM Responding to a 2008 petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the federal government today finalized Endangered Species Act protection for two ice-dependent Arctic seals threatened by melting sea ice and snowpack due to climate change. Ringed seals and bearded seals, found in the waters off Alaska, are the first species since polar bears to be protected primarily because of climate change threats. ADVERTISEMENT "Arctic animals face a clear danger of extinction from climate change," said Shaye Wolf, the Center's climate science director. "The Endangered ...

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