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2018-06-02 21:52:02

    Walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) rest on ice in Alaska. Environmental activists want the US Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider using anchored rafts in the Chukchi Sea to provide walruses a platform on which to rest. Diminished sea ice has forced walruses to Russian and Alaskan coasts in herds of 35,000 or more.Adult males in the Pacific can weigh more than 2,000 kg (4,400 lb)[ and, among pinnipeds, are exceeded in size only by the two species of elephant seals.
    Photograph: Joel Garlich-Miller/USFW/AP