Here's why 35K walruses crowded onto one beach

October 1, 2014 2:37 PM

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Here's why 35K walruses crowded onto one beach

In this aerial photo taken on Sept. 27, 2014, and provided by NOAA, some 35,000 walruses gather on the shore near Point Lay, Alaska. (AP Photo/NOAA, Corey Accardo)

What a loss of sea ice looks like: an estimated 35,000 walruses, crowded on one stretch of Alaskan beach. Images taken on Saturday via plane as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's annual marine animal survey capture just that.

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