Walruses feed on mollusks, clams and other animals they retrieve by diving from floating ice to the seafloor. Here, the giants are resting on an ice floe in the Chukchi sea.
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Freezing Bering Sea Once Balmy, Research Reveals
Credit: Liz Labunski/USFWS.
Walruses on ice afloat in the Bering Sea. Millions of years ago, there was no ice to be found in the region.
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