A virus from the measles family is spreading because of melting ice. It kills seals and otters by the thousands.
Thursday, 7 November 2019 · 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...
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...