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Thousands of walruses are all crowded together in one spot — and it signals something ominous

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by AF-Roger, Aug 31, 2015.

Something ominous?

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    According to the most recent estimate from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, roughly 5,000 to 6,000 walruses were gathered on the shore this weekend, the Washington Post reports.

    Last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) photographed a gathering of 35,000 of the mammals five miles north of Point Lay, an Inupiat Eskimo village 700 miles northwest of Anchorage.

    The retreat of the Alaskan sea ice north into Arctic Ocean water has accelerated in recent years. It's bad news for the Pacific walruses, which rely on it for everything from giving birth to diving down to reach the food below



    Read more: Thousands of walruses in Alaska - Business Insider
     
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