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Sick Alaska seal shows possible spread of disease
AP ^ | March 7, 2012 | By Dan Joling

Posted on 03/12/2012 9:45:06 PM PDT by Razzz42

ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Federal scientists said Wednesday that a nearly bald, lethargic seal recovered from the southeast Alaska coast showed the same symptoms of a disease that sickened ringed seals and Pacific walrus on the state's north coast last year.

Fishermen last week spotted the seal near Yakutat at the top of the Alaska Panhandle, where it was captured and taken to Anchorage. The seal was determined to be so ill that it was euthanized.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: disease; seals
I don't know how this ends up since it is happening elsewhere besides Alaska but this sentence in the article jumped out at me..."NOAA is considering listing ringed seals as a threatened species because of projected loss of snow cover and sea ice from climate warming."
1 posted on 03/12/2012 9:45:16 PM PDT by Razzz42
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OMG --they have found another lever to prod us into the global warming mold. Notice those HIGHLY definitive words "considering" and "projected". All is theorizing and consideration and possibility.

Wake me when it is over.

vaudine

2 posted on 03/12/2012 11:15:52 PM PDT by vaudine
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Wait a minute. I thought that the lack of sea ice hurt the polar bears, and was in turn GOOD for the seals? Somebody needs to get their story straight! (Oh - who am I kidding, they can say whatever as long as AGW gets the blame and the sheeple will believe it.)


3 posted on 03/12/2012 11:20:00 PM PDT by 21twelve
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Is Florida under water yet? Must be Global warming. Which causes Snow, sleet, hail, cold, wet, hot, temperatures!


4 posted on 03/12/2012 11:46:08 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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Who’s the honcho of listing critters as endangered anyhow? Can any old agency do it? Can the FAA list winged creatures if NOAA can list ocean dwelling ones?


5 posted on 03/13/2012 12:15:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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