Global warming: Seals on Thin Ice
Global warming is resulting in dramatically reduced ice coverage in the Gulf of St Lawrence and off Newfoundland.
Scientists have recorded poorer-than-average ice conditions off the East coast of Canada for the past 9 out of 11 years. The result—even more deaths for harp seal pups.
In the face of this new threat, the commercial seal hunt must end.
Read more about the conditions of the ice cover between 1969-2006 (PDF).