"A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members, researchers said.
South Georgia island's Antarctic fur seal pups have a lower average birth weight, and there are fewer breeding adults - who hold out longer to reproduce than in the past, according to study results published in the journal Nature.
Only the biggest animals survive to adulthood and reproduce.
These are classic symptoms of long-term food stress, and emerged at the same time that availability of Antarctic krill, small crustaceans which are a fur seal staple, dwindled."
Help These Animals survive our damage to the enviroment.
Hello, Dear reader
I would like you to take a few minutes of your time and think of what we as people are doing for our planet.
there may be many things we should change but i want to raise one question in particular and that is the Fur seal colony it has come to my attention that they've got a shortage of food which will greatly endanger the species in the long run.
There is a simple solution and that would be to help raising this question with an organisation and mean while co-oporate the question of the survival of the artic
the organisations that came to my mind was WWF and Green Peace, but im sure there are many out there which are glad to help. only someone took a stance and shouted out!
"Climate change has reduced prey availability and caused a significant decline in seal birth weight," they wrote.
"We detected a 24-per cent decline in the number of breeding females over the past 27 years."