Seals in Mexico are losing fur and climate change may be to blame

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Alopecia makes it harder for fur seals to support warm, and nan information whitethorn beryllium nan consequence of hotter temperatures making it reliable to find their preferred prey

By Jason Arunn Murugesu

A fur seal pinch patches of hairsbreadth nonaccomplishment successful nan San Benito archipelago, Mexico

Dr. Fernando Elorriaga-Verplancken

Some fur seals successful nan Pacific Ocean are losing their fur, and dietary changes brought connected by ambiance alteration whitethorn beryllium responsible.

Alopecia, a information that involves nan nonaccomplishment of hair, tin massively impact nan expertise of these animals to support warm, says Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse astatine nan University of Queretaro successful Mexico. “Fur seals trust heavy connected their double furniture of fur successful bid to execute capable thermal insulation,” she says.

She and her colleagues collected fur …

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