The documentary blames the tragedy onclimate change,claiming a mixture of melting sea ice and poor vision drove the walruses
to the cliff edge.
Female and young walruses
typically follow the ice, migrating from the Bering Sea into the Chukchi Sea during the warmer months, using ice floes along the shallow continental shelf to rest between their foraging dives as well as for socializing, giving birth, and nursing their young.
That year the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned to do the same for walruses
He said: "The walruses
were bad enough but the nearest I came to having tears in my eyes were the shots of a bleached reef.
are found during fall, winter, and spring in eastern Smith Sound, where the modern human population of the region is also concentrated.
, polar bears, and several sea ice--associated seal species are important for the nutritional, cultural, and economic well-being of many coastal communities in northern and western Alaska.
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It may look like a massive beach party, but these 35,000 walruses
on a shore in northwestern Alaska weren't having any fun.
A gigantic group of Pacific walruses
, foiled from reaching prime feeding grounds by missing ice, gathered September 23 near Point Lay, Alaska, on the shore of the Chukchi Sea.
About 35,000 walruses
have formed what looks to be a humongous brown ball along the northern coast.
The world in pictures with Daily Post Head of Images Hadyn Iball | Pacific walruses
are pictured in a gap in the ice in the Chukchi |Sea off the coast of Alaska.
WALRUS: TWO TONNE TUSKER - NATURAL WORLD BBC2, 9pm Pacific walruses
are notoriously hard to breed in captivity.
NATURAL WORLD (8pm BBC2) WALRUSES
might not have the 'aaah' factor of pandas, but the two species do have one thing in common: they're notoriously difficult to breed in captivity.
A herd of around 10,000 walruses
has come ashore a beach in Alaska because of the lack of sea ice in the Arctic.