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What 35,000 Walruses Forced to the Beach Tell Us About Global Warming

Sarah Lazare @ Common Dreams - Federal biologists have discovered an unusual phenomenon on a beach in northwest Alaska: a massive gathering of walruses—35,000 of them—crowded onto a small strip of shore.

This swarm, which was sighted in a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration aerial survey on Saturday, is a direct result of a warming climate and declining sea ice, say scientists.  Read more.

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