Contact: Nancy Gohring
University of Washington
Caption: University of Washington scientists found that the habitat required for ringed seals -- animals under consideration for the threatened species list -- to rear their young will drastically shrink this century. In this photo, a ringed seal peeks out from its snow cave.
Credit: Brendan Kelly, National Science Foundation
Usage Restrictions: None
Related news release: Shrinking snow depth on Arctic sea ice threatens ringed seal habitat