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PNAS lifts embargo early on study of narwhals after CBC breaks it

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pnasThe Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) lifted the embargo early today on a study of which marine mammals were most vulnerable to sea vessels on newly opened parts of the Arctic, after a story appeared on the CBC before the originally scheduled embargo time.

From an email from PNAS to its media list:

PNAS is lifting the embargo on the following manuscript. All other manuscripts are under the scheduled embargo of Monday, July 2, 3 pm US ET.

  • Marine mammal vulnerability to Arctic vessel traffic

A study estimates the vulnerability of Arctic marine mammals to increased sea vessel traffic. September sea ice cover in the Arctic has retreated by 14% per decade since 1979, lengthening the open-water season and increasing navigability.

PNAS tells Embargo Watch:

A story was published in CBC News prior to the scheduled embargo. We are investigating the circumstances.

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Written by Ivan Oransky

July 2, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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