Lack of Sea Ice Results in 35,000 Walrus Storming Alaskan Shore
Northwest Alaska is being overrun with an estimated 35,000 Pacific walrus who cannot find sea ice to rest on. The walrus were spotted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Point Lay, an Inupiat Eskimo village 700 miles northwest of Anchorage. The animals have been moving on and off shore leaving around 50 carcasses in their wake, the cause of which wildlife services are trying to determine. According to satellite monitoring, sea ice was at an its sixth smallest annual low point this summer since monitoring began in 1979.
By Jordan Moses
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