December 30, 2011

60 ringed seals perished in the Arctic and Bering Strait due to unknown cause

The US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stated on December 20, 2011 that 60 Ringed seals in the Arctic and Bering Strait regions of Alaska had perished, with 75 found still alive but suffering from skin lesions, and the cause still unknown.

Sources: ENS Newswire, The Republic, Alaska Dispatch

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