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A virus from the measles family is spreading because of melting ice. It kills seals and otters by the thousands.

Business Insider Thursday, 7 November 2019
A virus from the measles family is spreading because of melting ice. It kills seals and otters by the thousands.· As the planet warms, the average extent of Arctic sea ice is decreasing.
· According to a new study, that disappearance of Arctic sea ice has enabled a deadly virus to spread among seal and otter populations in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
· This disease, called the phocine distemper virus, used to be limited to...
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As the planet warms, Arctic ice continues to thaw at a rapid rate, threatening sea life across the globe. A new study shows the disappearance of Arctic sea ice has allowed a deadly virus to spread among seal and otter populations. The phocine distemper virus was previously limited to the Atlantic...

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