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Federal Government Lists 2 Ice Seals As Threatened

By | December 21, 2012

The main prey of polar bears has been declared a threatened species because of diminishing sea ice due to climate warming.

The National Marine Fisheries Service on Friday declared ringed seals as a threatened species, joining polar bears on the list.

The agency also placed a second ice-dependent seal, bearded seals, on the list.

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