19 Aug '11, 11pm

Melting Ice Drives Thousands of Walruses To Shore | Care2 Causes

Melting Ice Drives Thousands of Walruses To Shore | Care2 Causes

A dramatic scenario of how global warming is wreaking havoc on animals is being played out in the northwest coast of Alaska. Thousands of Pacific walrus herds are being forced to haul themselves onto beaches in the area because of a change in melting sea ice. The Associated Press said a contractor taking part in a federal marine aerial survey over the Chukchi Sea on Wednesday spotted 5,000 walruses on a beach north of Point Lay and a second herd of 3,000 walruses was seen nearby. The typical pattern is for walrus mothers to leave the Bering Sea with their offspring in the summer. They ride on the sea ice as it melts from the Bering Strait and carries them to the Chukchi Sea. Once they arrive at the Chukchi Sea, the walruses are able to live on the ice and dive into the shallow water below to find clams, snails and other food. They use the ice as “platforms to give birth, n...

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