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12 November 2019 / ArcticToday / Yereth Rosen

A seal-killing virus probably spread from the North Atlantic to North Pacific because of sea-ice retreat

Alaska, United States

When scientists found that Alaska sea otters were exposed to a sometimes-deadly virus that plagues seals in the North Atlantic, they were puzzled. Phocine distemper virus had not been previously found in Alaska waters.

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