Pacific Walrus – Moms & Calf
Photo Credit: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Warming Temperatures Push Pacific Walrus North
In Alaska, hunters and scientists say walrus migration patterns are veering from historical hunting grounds as temperatures warm and the ocean ice used by the animals to dive and rest recedes farther north. Remote communities at the edge of the Bering Sea are seeing a steep decline in walrus harvested.
~ Article by Rachel D’Oro, Associated Press, Anchorage, Alaska, August 6, 2015.