Image: 35,000 Walrus Resting on an Alaskan Beach

October 1, 2014 at 9:15 AM Leave a comment

What an amazing photo but the story behind it is heartbreaking:

Image NOAA via SFGate.com)

(Image: NOAA via SFGate.com)

In this aerial photo taken on Sept. 27, 2014, and provided by NOAA, some 35,000 walrus gather on shore near Point Lay, Alaska. Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers on Alaska’s northwest coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirms an estimated 35,000 walrus wer photographed Saturday about 700 miles northwest of Anchorage. The enormous gathering was spotted during NOAA’s annual arctic marine mammal aerial survey.

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