I’m getting quite concerned about the sea lions of the world. Following on from the San Francisco sea lions just up and leaving after 20 years at Pier 39, come this story about the sea lions of the Galapagos Islands who have now decided that they no longer want to colonise there, despite always having colonised there. They’ve upped and buggered off to Peru. It appears it’s due to climate change as the sea temperatures around Peru have risen to similar temperatures as those around the Galapagos Islands. The article on the BBC website states:
“Like so many native species in the Galapagos Islands, the sea lions are unique to the archipelago, located 600 miles west of continental Ecuador. Ever since the English naturalist, Charles Darwin, first visited the islands more than 150 years ago, they have become known as a living museum of evolution.
Now, thanks to global warming, that unique ecosystem could face unprecedented changes.”
Global warming is messing with sea lions of the world. And the Polar Bears. God damn you global warming. God damn you. *Shaking Fist*