19 Sep '11, 7am

異常気象でアラスカのセイウチが危機! 動画ではすごい数のセイウチが困ってます。

Government scientists recently captured compelling video evidence that climate change puts Alaskan walruses at risk. Typically, these creatures spend their summers far from shore, searching for in the Chukchi Sea and resting on floating sea ice when they get tired. But thanks to climate change, this year’s sea ice levels are among the lowest in recorded history. So for the fourth year in a row, thousands of walruses have returned to shore in search of food. The only problem is food is far less accessible on land, and when this many walruses haul-out at once, the competition is fierce. For an animal being considered for listing under the Endangered Species Act, the unusual behavior is problematic. Most of the animals clustered onshore are females with calves, and calves can be trampled to death when so many animals crowd together, said Chad Jay, walrus project leader for th...

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