Monday, May 26, 2008

Animal Death-Watch: Walruses, Eels, and Penguins

LolThese are old articles that I never got around to covering. Please feel free to browse the other posts in the Animal Death Watch series. At this rate, all the animals on earth will be dead in no time. Considering everything that global warming causes, we should all be walking knee-deep in various carcasses and corpses each and every day.

Global Warming Blamed for Walrus Deaths | LiveScience:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)-In what some scientists see as another alarming consequence of global warming, thousands of Pacific walruses above the Arctic Circle were killed in stampedes earlier this year after the disappearance of sea ice caused them to crowd onto the shoreline in extraordinary numbers.
Penguins now threatened by global warming - Telegraph:

Global warming is threatening one of the most endearing symbols of Antarctica - the penguin.

Four species of penguin are facing a dual threat from loss of nesting sites and a shortage of food.

Scientists study Lake Champlain eel decline - Environment-
Biologists do not fully understand the reason for the decline. Theories include climate change, pollution, and overfishing of young eels.

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