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Thousands of Pacific Walruses Killed in Stampedes; Global Warming Blamed


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Brenda
- 2441 days ago - nrdc.org
Thousands of Pacific walruses above the Arctic Circle were killed in stampedes earlier this year after the disappearance of sea ice caused them to crown onto the shoreline in extraordinary numbers, deaths some scientists see as another alarming consequenc



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. (0)
Friday December 14, 2007, 7:10 pm
Funny thing is this is not happening on the North American side of the Bering Strait only on the Russian side. So, does this mean American Walrus are smarter and are better able to adapt to climate change?
 

Chris Otahal (514)
Friday December 14, 2007, 7:18 pm
Actually, they are not doing too well in Alaska (the North America side) either:

Global warming could doom the walrus
http://news.mongabay.com/2006/0413-walrus.html
 

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 5:02 am
TY Brenda, I know has a FACT that we used to have snow on EVERY Thanksgiving and EVERY Christmas. Now, I cannot remember the last white Christmas we had in these mountains, something IS happening...
 

. (0)
Saturday December 15, 2007, 7:11 pm
Noted with sadness for the deaths of these magnificent walruses.
 

Anja M. (85)
Sunday December 16, 2007, 1:38 pm
NOTED! Global warming is very prominent in my country (the Netherlands). No ice, no snow for years and years. Just rain and wind in winter. Very disturbing, very frightening.
 
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