Estimated 35,000 Walrus Come Ashore In Northwest Alaska

(Click to enlarge) An estimated 35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska near Point Lay. (Credit: Karen Vale, USFWS) An estimated 35,000 Pacific walrus came ashore last week on Alaska’s remote northwest coast, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday, a September phenomenon tied to shrinking sea ice brought on by climate warming. (From Alaska Dispatch News / by Dan Joling) — Observers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Sept. 2 flew near Point Lay and Read more [...]