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Melting sea ice causes 35,000 walruses to come ashore in Alaska




In this aerial photo taken on Sept. 27, 2014, and provided by NOAA, some 35,000 walrus gather on shore near Point Lay, Alaska.
In this aerial photo taken on Sept. 27, 2014, and provided by NOAA, some 35,000 walrus gather on shore near Point Lay, Alaska.
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found an estimated 35,000 Pacific walruses crowded together on the shore in northwest Alaska.

It's the largest gathering of Pacific walruses ever recorded, and scientists say the reason the walruses have come on shore is because melting sea ice has left them with no other options for refuge. 

Margaret Williams, managing director of the Arctic Program for the World Wildlife Fund, joins Take Two for more on what's causing the phenomenon and what can be done to help the animals.