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Rodionov 1998 and Kouraev et al 2005
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Ice cover on the North Caspian Sea
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Higher winter temperatures, possibly related to changes in global climate observed in recent years, have caused thinner ice coverage and restricted the traditional reproduction grounds of the Caspian seal in the shallow waters of the northern Caspian.