Walrus Commission sees adaptive population; ponders environmental impacts

Reports of walrus haul-outs along Alaska’s northern coast due to record low Arctic sea ice are viewed by the Eskimo Walrus Commission (EWC) as a sign of animal adaptation and resiliency. But the EWC wants to learn more about human and environmental impacts from walrus ashore. Part of the commission’s research aims it in the direction of Eastern Russia.

Ann Flaherty, KNOM – Nome