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Research Article

The Effects of Climate Change on Harp Seals (Pagophilus groenlandicus)

  • David W. Johnston mail,

    david.johnston@duke.edu

    Affiliation: Duke University Marine Laboratory, Division of Marine Science and Conservation, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Matthew T. Bowers,

    Affiliation: Duke University Marine Laboratory, Division of Marine Science and Conservation, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Ari S. Friedlaender,

    Affiliation: Duke University Marine Laboratory, Division of Marine Science and Conservation, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • David M. Lavigne

    Affiliation: International Fund for Animal Welfare, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: January 04, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029158

About the Authors

David W. Johnston, Matthew T. Bowers, Ari S. Friedlaender
Duke University Marine Laboratory, Division of Marine Science and Conservation, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States of America
David M. Lavigne
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: david.johnston@duke.edu

Competing Interests

Author DML is the Scientific Advisor for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the organization which helped fund this research. This does not alter the authors′ adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DWJ ASF DML. Performed the experiments: DWJ ASF MTB. Analyzed the data: DWJ MTB. Wrote the paper: DWJ MTB ASF DML.