Melting sea ice forces walruses ashore in Alaska

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Massive super-herds of walrus are being forced onto dry land because of a lack of sea ice, the World Wildlife Fund reports. Discovery News UGC video shows an estimated 10,000 animals gathered in Point Lay, Alaska. Watch: A Youtube Video. Uploaded on September 17th, 2010.


Tens of thousands of walruses have come ashore in northwest Alaska because the sea ice they normally rest on has melted.

Federal scientists say this massive move to shore by walruses is unusual in the United States. But it has happened at least twice before, in 2007 and 2009…

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Adult Female Walruses on Ice Floe with Young. US waters of the Eastern Chukchi Sea, AK, USA. Captions and Photo source: S.A. Sonsthagen / USGS


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