Change Comes to the Arctic: A Photographic Journey
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Moffen Island Walrus will also suffer as the ice melts. With fearsome tusks, a walrus doesn’t necessarily pay much attention to passing humans, though singing and dancing may attract them. On the Arctic’s Pacific side, where most walrus live, ice is vital because it carries mother and newborn pups on a safe platform across food-rich seas. Now that ice is vanishing, the pups are dying from drowning, starvation and from trampling by adult walrus as they try to make an unnatural home on land.