Bearded Arctic Seal Rescued in Florida Dies

29616814The South Florida paper, the Sun-Sentinel posted this last report about a bearded Arctic seal, hundreds of miles from where it should have been found...which swam into the Tarpon River in Florida two days ago...was then chased for hours by local officals and Sea World vetinary team members...and then after subsequent capture and attemps at rehydration...died while these same teams were trying to rehabilitate the lost creature.

Speculation about why the seal was so far from home turned from the reasoning of potential strange currents, or the chase of a mating partner to the broader question of Global Climate Change.

Could it be that the changes to the worlds temperature and rising seas are throwing these marine mammals off course?  The autopsy is under way...so hopefully some answers will be forthcoming shortly...but quite a question to ask...

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