Arctic Fishing Ban; Polar Bears Dying; Shell Killing Marine Mammals
Sea warming leads to ban on fishing in the Arctic. Five nations have agreed to an interim ban on commercial fishing in the international waters of the Arctic pending further research on how rising sea temperatures are affecting fish stocks.
Polar bears can’t adapt to melting Arctic, will waste away. Study finds that polar bears’ metabolism will not slow enough to survive the increasing scarcity of their food resources.
Bringing the Noise: How Will Shell’s Arctic Drilling Affect Marine Mammals in the Chukchi Sea?. Human noise, scientists think, may cause the animals to abandon food and swim to haul-out sites, which are increasingly farther away as sea ice shrinks and walruses are forced to return to land.