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The declining ice in Baltic Sea has caused problems for Seals in the sea. What is the status of Grey seal according to the IUCN?

[A]. Endangered
[B]. Extinct
[C]. Least Concern
[D]. Vulnerable

Answer: Option C


The Seals need ice to keep themselves safe from predators such as wolves and foxes. However, the declining ice in the Baltic Sea has disrupted their survivals. The Grey Seals are the most common seals in these seas and have been categorized as "Least Concern" under IUCN Red List. However, experts believe that the depleting ice level has raised concerns and it is time to change their conservation status.

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