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A new study has identified a three- to five-million-year-old Tibetan fox from the Himalayan Mountains that is a possible ancestor to the Arctic fox living today.
Scientists have known that climate change affects the population dynamics of single species, such as reindeer or caribou, but the effects of such climate change at the community level have been much harder to document and quantify.
Sometime between 200 and 500 years ago, in the throes of a mini ice age, sea ice had become thick and stable enough for animal migration to occur between regions in far northern Europe.
Among the growing numbers of species to be hit by global climate change, it appears that lemming populations are declining due to wetter winters in southern Norway, researchers said.
The ringed seal (Pusa hispida), also known as the jar seal, is a true seal in the Phocidae family. Locally, it is known as nattiq or netsik in the Inuit language. It can be found in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, with a range that includes the Bering and Oshtok Seas, the Arctic Ocean, and the coastlines of Japan in the north Pacific. It also occurs in the North Atlantic on the coastlines of Scandinavia, Greenland, and Newfoundland. Within its range, the ringed seal prefers areas with ice...
The North American Brown Lemming, Lemmus trimucronatus, is a species of lemming found in North America. The lemming is found in the tundra areas of northern Canada (Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon) and Alaska. It is also found on the west coast of British Columbia almost as far south as Vancouver Island. They live underground. The lemming is brown in color, with a reddish-brown back and rump, while the head and shoulder are grey. In the winter the coat becomes longer and grayer....
The Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus), also known as the polar fox, is a small fox native to cold Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It is common in all three tundra biomes. Although some authorities have suggested placing it in the genus Vulpes, it has long been considered the sole member of the genus Alopex. The Arctic fox has smaller, more rounded ears, a more rounded braincase. It has a slightly shorter and broader muzzle than the red fox. Its feet are furrier than those of other...
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