Russian scientists discover huge walrus population in Arctic Circle

Scientists in northern Russia have discovered a huge walrus haulout on the shores of the Arctic Kara Sea where their habitat is under threat from shrinking ice and human activity.

The haulout, a place of refuge where walruses congregate, reproduce, and socialize, is located in a remote corner of Russia’s Yamal peninsula, and scientists say they counted over 3,000 animals there last month.

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