During our sailing expedition around Svalbard, we came across several Walrus fairly south, which is not very common. Due to the rapidly changing climate in the Arctic regions and the resulting decline of sea ice many of them are hauling out on land instead of the ice. Typically, Walruses spend most of their time at sea out on ice floes, as they look for food on the ocean floor.
These massive haulouts can be incredibly dangerous for the Walrus. The heavy animals trample itself and especially the young calves. The population numbers are declining again.. As an Ambassador for the Global Survey @GlobalSurvey17 and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, I encourage you to complete the Survey and raise awareness about the drastic changes happening right now.
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23 May 2019