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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:41 PM

There's a hidden consequence of climate change: A deadly virus that's killing key marine species

(CNN)Climate change means melting ice and habitat loss for animals in the Arctic. But there's an invisible side effect of warming temperatures and rising tides, and it's killing key marine species.

Melting Arctic sea ice has opened new pathways for Arctic and sub-Arctic species to interact, and that contact has introduced a potentially deadly virus to mammals in the Northern Pacific Ocean, according to a new study in Scientific Reports.

Over 15 years, researchers identified two new channels linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans between Russia and Alaska. Animals who live there are interacting for the first time, creating a reservoir of the deadly pathogen Phocine distemper virus.

The virus, also called PDV, was first identified in European harbor seals, killing thousands in 1988 and again in 2002. It reemerged in 2004, but this time in northern sea otters in Alaska.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/11/us/climate-change-deadly-virus-trnd/index.html?utm_source=twCNNi&utm_content=2019-11-11T19%3A24%3A32&utm_medium=social&utm_term=link

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Reply There's a hidden consequence of climate change: A deadly virus that's killing key marine species (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 11 OP
Moostache Nov 11 #1
SonofDonald Nov 11 #2
safeinOhio Nov 11 #4
SonofDonald Nov 11 #5
safeinOhio Nov 11 #6
SonofDonald Nov 11 #7
SonofDonald Nov 11 #3

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:52 PM

1. Won't be the last...

Just wait until the tropics extend beyond the Mississippi delta and up to the Missouri and Ohio rivers...

Livestock depletion, crop collapse, starvation and more await us in the near-term. Extinction is the endpoint of this current glide path...and no one really seems to care in the halls of power.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:55 PM

2. I remember seeing marine life in the Bering

Sea during El Nino's years due to the warmer water going north

We were catching some mighty strange fish in trawls that nobody had seen there before

I swear I saw a Manta Ray floating upside down in the south Bering one year on a crab trip, it was down about 20 feet and wasn't moving

I can't think of what else it might have been

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Response to SonofDonald (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:14 PM

4. Were you on one of those

Deadliest Catch boats?

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:29 PM

5. I fished on the F/V Rollo in 1984

Well before the series existed and it was on the show for a few years

I do know a few of the current fishermen on the show though and had more than a few drinks with Phil Harris back in the day

Ole Helgevold, the Saga's engineer was my first skipper on the F/V North Pacific in 1981

I crabbed and trawled from 1981-89 and lived in Dutch Harbor for a little over 12 years

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Response to SonofDonald (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:34 PM

6. Glad you made it.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:40 PM

7. Thank you, so am I

In 1984 there were 14 large fishing boats that went down in Alaska

I have six close friends that survived a sinking, only two were on the same boat

Their story's are mind blowing

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:08 PM

3. IN a recent Jeremy Wades "Dark Waters"

On Animal Planet I think he went to the Aleutians at Dutch Harbor and was shown specimens found in local waters that were from much warmer climes

Combine that with the overfishing of pollock, cod and others I think we're going to have some serious problems in the future

I trawled from 1987-89 and we were one of the first boats to do so after Americanization of the fleet, we were pulling out 100 metric tons a day on a 110 foot trawler

Within ten years a 200 foot trawler would haul back 5-10 tons and act like it was Xmas

We were raping the ocean, that's why I quit, it was obvious we were overfishing the ocean

Sad beyond belief

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