Why Is Sea Ice So Dangerous To Walrus?

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When walrus hunt for food they dive in the water and find food, once they are done they return to the surface ice to lay on and rest in between their hunts. When the summer ice melts, the walrus swim to the shore for rest. As the walrus come to shore they meet each other in large groups called haul outs. Haul outs are group of walrus that gather on land due to increased receding ice. Sea ice has been receding at a fast rate and are causing more and more haul outs. These haul outs are very dangerous to the walrus because they are easily spooked from humans, cars, and other animals. When spooked, they run to the water for safety and trample other walrus on the way, giving the calves no way of survival. This year the sea ice has moved to deeper
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