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Monday, February 08, 2010

Galapagos Seals leave home!

The Organisation for Research and Conservation of Aquatic Animals (ORCA) are reporting that a colony of Galapagos Fur Seals has moved 1,500 km away from the Galapagos Islands to the Northern coast of Per.

ORCA says this is the first time that the seals have set up a colony away from the islands.

The sea surface temperature in the northern Peruvian provinces of Piura and Tumbes have consistently risen from an average of 17C to 23 C over the last 10 years and this is now much closer to the 25c found around the Galapagos.

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