“There is almost no ice out here,” IFAW’s Canada director Olivier Bonnet said
today, after flying over the region to assess the situation. “There are also
very few seals to be seen this year. Everyone is asking, where are the seals?
What has happened to them?”
This winter has been Canada’s warmest on record since the country began
keeping national records in 1948. Canada as a whole was 3.9 degrees above normal
temperatures for the winter of 2005-06, nearly a full degree warmer than the
previous high set in 1987.