Global Warming and shrinking habitat are already some of the challenges Polar bears are facing in today’s world and now, to make their life tougher, a study has revealed how warmer climates could make these animals more vulnerable to an array of pathogens and infections.
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When a hunter found eleven killer whales (orcas) trapped in Hudson’s Bay in northeastern Canada, there was little hope for their survival. With only one small hole for the pod of whales to surface, breathing room was scarce. If locals didn’t do something to create more space, it was very likely that some (or all) of the whales would die.
Whether you believe in global warming or not, you’d probably agree that this year’s winter was rather mild compared to previous years. Freakishly warm, really. And while the warm weather has probably been enjoyed by most, according to wildlife specialists, the warm winter won’t settle too well with the Animal Kingdom.
Marine species in the Arctic were always safe from the attack of Killer Whales as the whales could not survive in the ice cold water. But a new study, which was conducted by the Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the University of Manitoba, has found that the whales are now moving northward in search of prey with warming Arctic waters and depleting sea ice.
Harp seal pups are dying off at dramatic rates in Eastern Canada. The culprit? Climate change, once again. A recent report in the science journal PLoS One revealed that disappearing seal habitat has resulted in a spike in the mortality rate of harp seal pups.
The water around the British Isles suddenly seems crowded as a number of species that are not local to the region are being sighted. Experts believe the presence of these rare cetaceans from tropical climates shows how global warming is pushing the mammals to look for other safer habitats.