20 September 2010 Lack of sea ice leaves walruses stranded Posted by: Caitlin Leutwiler | 1 comment | Share: Pacific walruses usually make their residence floating on ice sheets out in the sea. But this year, the absence of tundra ice has left them crowding Alaskan beaches - up to 20,000 at one point this summer! This occurrence is so unusual, scientists are worried about the safety of the animals. Easily spooked, walruses could trample each other to death in a stampede. The Today Show reports on the phenomenon from Point Lay, Alaska, in “Without sea ice, walruses struggle to adapt.” Learn more about how disappearing sea ice affects Arctic animals like walruses. One Response to “Lack of sea ice leaves walruses stranded” Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in A Field Day with Gopher Tortoises Our Florida staff members spent a field day at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve to learn more about the reproductive and burrowing habits of gopher tortoises. Wolves are even more socially complex than we thought… In order to survive, wolves form cooperative groups known as packs, and these pack members hunt together, rear pups together, and compete against other wolf packs for food and territory. Loggerhead Sea Turtles Catch a Wave Just in time for the egg-laying season of female loggerhead sea turtles, the federal government has designated critical habitat nesting areas in the Northwest Atlantic.