How to look after animals climate change
• How will look after the animals of climate change
In 2006, the year of the white bear with brown patches, which is believed to be a hybrid of a polar bear and grizzly bear was shot down by the Arctic hunters. In 2009, a hybrid blue and bowhead whales, scientists have found in the Bering Sea: this photo was the most serious proof of the possibility of productive mating of two closely related species of animals. Scientists believe that cases of hybridization participation is an important indicator of gradual climate changes on the planet.
Arctic sea ice continues to melt. Seals, whales, bears, previously blocked with huge rocks of ice, are able to migrate to a warm and well-fed regions where already inhabit their next of kin. Ellen Pierce, a prominent biologist and popularizer of science, decided to make some scientific speculation on this subject. That is how, in the opinion of the investigator, would look like some species of animals in the very near future.
Beluga and narwhal
But so can look like a hybrid, beluga whale and narwhal. The illustration - just a guess artist, however, is still in the 1980th year, the hunters found the skull, allegedly belonging to the offspring of the two species. There are undocumented testimonies, claiming to have seen such an animal with his own eyes.
polar bear and grizzly bear
As sea ice melt polar bears will spend more time on the beach. Here they are, on the assumptions of scientists, must meet the grizzly bears that are already moving to the north due to the overall increase in temperature. A hybrid of the two species has a blunt shape of the muzzle, small hump and coloring, compiled from both types of skins.
The young polar bear and grizzly bear
Fur seal and ringed seal
Something like this, according to scientists, can look like a hybrid of fur seals and ringed seals. Puppy borrowed the shape of the body from the seal, and the skin - from the fur seal.
The harbor porpoise and Dall's porpoise
Porpoises are beginning to move north of the temperate waters of the North Atlantic to the North Pacific. Here they certainly will mate with their white-winged relatives. Actually, now fishermen registered several meetings with hybrids: animals are darker than both species and different boldness.
Southern flying squirrel and northern flying squirrel
As the flying squirrel from the south warming will migrate to the north, home to their larger cousins. Hybrids need to get more size, but keep the gray-white fur of the northern subspecies.