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The Big Meltdown | Craig Welch | National Geographic | 30 October 2018
Report on the effects of global warming in Antarctica. "Humpback whales used to leave Antarctica in late March or early April, when sea ice closed in. Now they have many more ice-free weeks in which to roam widely and feed on krill. Humpbacks are sticking around and fattening up, which is fuelling a population boom. Will there be enough krill to go around? Penguins and humpbacks eat krill, but so do skuas, squid, fur seals, and crabeater seals. Leopard seals sometimes eat krill. A blue whale eats millions a day. Animals that don’t eat krill often feed on prey that does. Antarctica loves fatty krill. So do we"
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october 2018 by petulantskeptic
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