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Seals take refuge in Peru from global warming

It seems human beings are not the only refugees from global warming.

The Organisation for the Research and Conservation of Aquatic Animals (ORCA) have reported that a colony of fur seals from the Galapagos Islands – its natural habitat – have migrated to Peru some 1,500km away.

The BBC and other news sources say temperatures around waters have consistently risen from 17C (Peru’s average) to 23C (temperatures similar to the Galapagos Islands) in recent years. ORCA has suggested that with this rise in temperature other non-native marine species may begin to come to Peru soon.

So how much longer will it take for us to get the hint from nature that something is happening to our planet.