Climate change enhancing seals’ sex lives

Well, there’s good news today about climate change effects — male gray seals have a more active sex life. Near a remote island off Scotland, researchers found that weaker male seals can now find mates, because the females are traveling further from the dominant males to find fresh water. The weak males are finding more opportunities to mate with the females, since they’re no longer under the watchful eyes of the strong males.

Another positive effect — climate change is causing greater genetic diversity in the gray seal population there.

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