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22 September 2017 / The Arctic Sounder / Shady Grove Oliver

64 walruses found dead at Point Lay haulout

Point Lay, Alaska, United States

Dozens of walruses were found dead earlier this month at their seasonal haulout near Point Lay. The findings came just about a day after locals said they saw an airplane they believed to be flying inappropriately over the herd, which comes to shore each year once the sea ice recedes past the continental shelf and it becomes too deep for them to feed.

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