Harbor Seal (Eastern Atlantic)
(Phoca vitulina vitulina)
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Aquariums and zoos rescue more than 350 stranded dolphins, whales, sea lions, seals, sea otters, sea turtles, and manatees annually?

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Climate and Marine Animals

Overwhelming international scientific consensus confirms that human activities are disturbing Earth's climate. Science has demonstrated that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) has increased by 35% (currently ~ 387ppm) and that Earth, as a whole, has warmed about 1.5 degrees F in the past century alone. Effects from climate disruption are already threatening Marine animals and are expected to worsen.

Links to related articles:

Wildlife runs from warming at faster rate, study finds
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44191665/ns/us_news-environment/

Sea-ice shortage sends walruses to land, oil lease areas

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44189995/ns/us_news-environment/t/sea-ice-shortage-sends-walruses-land-oil-lease-areas/

 

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