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Climate change is shrinking sheep

By T.K. Randall
July 6, 2009 · Comment icon 3 comments

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Research has shown that climate change is causing wild sheep on a remote island in Scotland to shrink thanks to milder winters, the Soay sheep have shrunk by five percent since they were first studied in 1985.
Climate change is causing a breed of wild sheep in Scotland to shrink, according to research. Scientists say milder winters help smaller sheep to survive, resulting in this "paradoxical decrease in size". "


Source: BBC News | Comments (3)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 15 years ago
Just like a wool shirt in a dryer
Comment icon #2 Posted by behaviour??? 15 years ago
Just like a wool shirt in a dryer I will second that Thanks B???
Comment icon #3 Posted by expandmymind 15 years ago
you sure this isn't just down to all the extra excersise they get from their over-caring farmers?


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