The Largest “Walrus Haul-Out” on Record in Alaska

October 2, 2014 2:05 AM

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The Largest “Walrus Haul-Out” on Record in Alaska

Because of the fact that Pacific walruses that can no longer find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters, they are thus coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska. This problem was aggravated by climate change, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said.

This September, scientists observed what may be the largest “walrus haul-out” on record, with an estimated 35,000 walruses huddling on the shore of a remote barrier island near Pt. Lay in northwest Alaska.

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