Antarctic seal numbers rose and fell with climate over 50,000 years

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Mother and baby Antarctic Fur seals

Mom and child Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazelle) on the seashore at Fortuna Bay, South Georgia, Antarctica

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Peter Barritt / Alamy Inventory Photograph

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The Antarctic fur seal inhabitants has grown and shrunk over the previous 50,000 years because the local weather has modified, a genetic evaluation suggests – and the discovering might assist us predict the place the marine predators will select to reside because the local weather continues to heat.

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At present, Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) seem loyal to the identical islands, notably these of South Georgia within the south Atlantic Ocean. Through the annual breeding season, some …

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