35,000 Walruses Gather Onshore in Northwest Alaska

October 1, 2014 4:14 PM

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A gathering of some 35,000 walruses has been spotted in Northwest Alaska, near Point Lay.

“It’s a good-sized aggregation, definitely,” ecologist Chadwick Jay, leader of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Pacific walrus research program, told Alaska Dispatch News. He noted that a similar collection of walruses was observed there in 2011. And in 2013 as well, scientists documented 10,000 walruse...

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