10th June 2013

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(NationalGeographic)  Russian Refuge - Wrangel Island
Wrangel Island is a haven for wildlife, frozen in space and time.
Wrangel’s sprawling gravel spits are home to large haul-outs of Pacific walruses, especially since climate change has made their preferred habitat—the ice pack—ever more tenuous. A healthy adult like this big female usually holds its own in a fight with a polar bear.

(NationalGeographic)  Russian Refuge - Wrangel Island

Wrangel Island is a haven for wildlife, frozen in space and time.

Wrangel’s sprawling gravel spits are home to large haul-outs of Pacific walruses, especially since climate change has made their preferred habitat—the ice pack—ever more tenuous. A healthy adult like this big female usually holds its own in a fight with a polar bear.

Tagged: environmentWrangel Islandwildlife refugeRussiaPacific walrus

Source: National Geographic

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