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For people who have problems visualizing climate change, this is what it can look like in the Arctic – 35,000 walruses crowded onto an Alaskan beach, driven there by the loss of their preferred resting and feeding place on coastal ice. A similar scene is playing out on beaches across the Bering Strait in Russia. These enormous gatherings follow…Read More
Thousands of walruses are coming to shore along Alaska's coast. But this isn't the kind of gathering we like to see. Dramatic temperature increases in the Arctic caused by climate change are melting the summer sea ice and in some areas forcing walruses ashore in mass groups, sometimes with deadly consequences to mothers and calves due to…Read More

Walruses Crowd Shore as Arctic Sea Ice Nears Minimum | WWF

About 4,500 walruses hauled out along the Russian coast near Ryrkaipij (Aug. 31, 2014). "The massive concentration of walruses onshore—when they should be scattered broadly in ice-covered waters—is just one example of the impacts of climate change on the distribution of marine species in the Arctic,” said Margaret Williams, WWF’s managing…Read More
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