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Arctic sea-ice loss has widespread effects on wildlife
August 1, 2013
How arctic wildlife and humans will be affected by the continued melting of arctic sea ice is explored in a review article published in the journal Science by an international team of scientists. The article examines relationships among algae, plankton, whales and terrestrial animals such as caribou, arctic foxes and walrus, as well as the effects of human exploration of previously inaccessible parts of the region.
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