Loss of Sea Ice Forces 35,000 Walruses to Shore

October 3, 2014 2:06 PM

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Loss of Sea Ice Forces 35,000 Walruses to Shore

A walrus flash mob of sorts was spotted by biologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on September 27, raising concerns about how the loss of Arctic sea ice is impacting marine life.

An estimated 35,000 Pacific walruses were spotted on shore about five miles north of Point Lay, Alaska, during NOAA’s annual Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals project where they “hauled out” on land to rest.

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