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Global warming and increasing population densities: a prescription for seal plagues
Lavigne, D.M.; Schmitz, O.J. (1990). Global warming and increasing population densities: a prescription for seal plagues. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 21(6): 280-284. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/0025-326X(90)90590-5
In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. Macmillan: London. ISSN 0025-326X, more
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  • Lavigne, D.M.
  • Schmitz, O.J.

Abstract
    Application of Ockham's Razor to data from documented mass mortalities in pinniped populations suggests that unseasonably warm temperatures and high densities of seals, and not ‘invading harp seals’, marine pollution and suppressed immune systems, triggered the 1988 sealplague in the North Sea.

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