Photo of the Day: 35,000 Walruses Crowding Onto an Alaskan Beach Due to Lack of Sea Ice

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Photo of the Day: 35,000 Walruses Crowding Onto an Alaskan Beach Due to Lack of Sea Ice
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Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska.

This isn't the first time walruses have gathered in such numbers or that stampedes have occurred. As AP reports, large walrus assemblies also formed in 2007, 2009 and 2011. Groups have also been spotted on the other side of the Chukchi Sea, in Russia.