Melting Arctic sea ice forces walrus mass migrations to shore

What are they going to eat if they have to come ashore in the summer?

Walrus rest on the floating ice and dive to the ocean floor for food, but now almost all of the summer Arctic sea ice is over water too deep to dive. As a result walrus are coming ashore, sometimes in huge numbers. Story from CBS News.







  1. Christopher Avatar

    My guess is that Obama, Salazar and oil company execs will say they can rest aboard the drilling rigs they approved in the Arctic Ocean. I can’t believe that a democrat will not run against this incumbent. I almost hate to say it but I voted for him – of course the alternative was equally bad if not worse.
    Back to the point, apparently sea ice is an incredibly important aspect of Arctic mammal ecology. Important and oft overlooked.


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