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 Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Sea Otter Awareness Week 2014 Sea otters are a keystone species and they are critical to maintaining the balance of the near-shore kelp ecosystems. Wolf Weekly Wrap Up Some Good News for Wolves in Idaho… Finally! Muddied Waters for Washington Wolves Did You Submit Your Comments? Red Wolves Still in Trouble But We Have Time to Help; Comment Period Closing on Harmful Mexican Gray Wolf Rule; Washington’s Lookout Pack Caught in Fire Literary Legacy Terry Tempest Williams is a widely published author and naturalist and a fierce advocate for ecological consciousness and social change.