Arctic shipping routes could threaten "unicorns of the sea"

The “unicorn of the sea” could be at risk from additional arctic shipping routes, as polar ice continues to recede. A peer-reviewed study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests as many as seven marine mammal species, including the narwhal, may face uncertainty because of increased ship traffic. The Arctic Ocean is home to hundreds of animals, like the narwhal, polar bears and whales. However, as the polar ice caps retreat, more shipping companies are taking...

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