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When we discuss sea ice here at NWF, we’re usually talking about polar bears. But this month, the annual loss of sea ice in the Arctic is affecting another marine mammal: walruses. Right now, melting ice caused by climate change is putting thousands of Pacific walruses that were forced onto shore in Alaska at risk of hunger and death by stampede.  - See more at: http://blog.nwf.org/2013/10/dwindling-arctic-sea-ice-forces-10000-walruses-ashore/#sthash.eNd0fHSp.dpuf

When we discuss sea ice here at NWF, we’re usually talking about polar bears. But this month, the annual loss of sea ice in the Arctic is affecting another marine mammal: walruses. Right now, melting ice caused by climate change is putting thousands of Pacific walruses that were forced onto shore in Alaska at risk of hunger and death by stampede. - See more at: http://blog.nwf.org/2013/10/dwindling-arctic-sea-ice-forces-10000-walruses-ashore/#sthash.eNd0fHSp.dpuf

Walrus (Odobenus Rosmarus) Resting on Iceberg in Bjornbukta Bay, Edgeoya Island, Svalbard, Norway

Walrus (Odobenus Rosmarus) Resting on Iceberg in Bjornbukta Bay, Edgeoya Island, Svalbard, Norway

Bull walruses rest on an ice floating along the northern coast of Spitsbergen and the Svalbard Archipelago in Svalbard, Norway.  We will have a gallery of Steve Kazlowski's walrus photos on the Telegraph site later today.

Bull walruses rest on an ice floating along the northern coast of Spitsbergen and the Svalbard Archipelago in Svalbard, Norway. We will have a gallery of Steve Kazlowski's walrus photos on the Telegraph site later today.

The baby walrus and his mother are pictured playing in the water of their enclosure at the zoo in the district of Stellingen today

The baby walrus and his mother are pictured playing in the water of their enclosure at the zoo in the district of Stellingen today

WALRUS SVALBARD 4 - wildlife photography from Svalbard by Dave Thomas

WALRUS SVALBARD 4 - wildlife photography from Svalbard by Dave Thomas

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