Alaska Public Radio: Walrus Crowding Alaska’s Northwest Beaches

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"Tens of thousands of walrus are crowding onto a sandy stretch of beach on Alaska’s northwest coast. The animals were forced to swim to shore after the sea ice they live on disappeared from the Chukchi Sea. It’s a phenomenon that was unheard of five years ago. And scientists are trying to get a handle on what the dramatic change in behavior could mean for the species long term."  Annie Feidt of Alaska Public Radio Network in Anchorage, Alaska interviews USGS researchers Chad Jay and Tony Fischbach in this report.  Download Audio (MP3)

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