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Arctic sea ice loss delays whale migration: study

Source: India Today, Date: January , 2017

India Today, Washington, Jan 2017: Sea ice changes in the Arctic may delay the annual migration of some beluga whales in Alaska by up to a month, a new study has found. Researchers from University of Washington (UW) finds that as Arctic sea ice takes longer to freeze up each fall due to climate change, a population of belugas mirrors that timing and delays its migration south by up to one month. In contrast, a different beluga population, also in Alaska, that migrates and feeds in the same areas does not appear to have changed its migration timing with changes in sea ice, researchers said.

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