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In this aerial photo taken on Sept. 23, 2014 and released by NOAA, some 1500 walrus are gather on the northwest coast of Alaska. Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers, according to NOAA. (AP Photo/NOAA, Corey Accardo)
In this aerial photo taken on Sept. 23, 2014 and released by NOAA, some 1500 walrus are gather on the northwest coast of Alaska. Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers, according to NOAA. (AP Photo/NOAA, Corey Accardo)

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35,000 walruses 'haul out' of Alaska

Photographs taken by NOAA scientists show more than 35,000 walruses gathered on a beach in northwest Alaska.

35,000 walruses 'haul out' of Alaska

Photographs taken by NOAA scientists show more than 35,000 walruses gathered on a beach in northwest Alaska.