35,000 Walruses Stranded on North Alaskan Beach; Plight Blamed On Climate Change

October 2, 2014 9:34 AM

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An estimated 35,000 walruses have been spotted on a small strip of beach in northwest Alaska, stranded there by a massive loss of sea ice.

Climate change has caused rapid sea ice melting and this loss of ses ice isn't a good thing for the walruses. Even if they're sea mammals, walruses can't swim long distances at a continuous rate. Sea ice, therefore, has long provided tired walruses a temporary resting ground.

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