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6 November 2020 / Reuters / Maria Vasilyeva

Russian scientists discover huge walrus haulout in Arctic circle

Kara Sea

Scientists in northern Russia have discovered a huge walrus haulout on the shores of the 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 socialise, 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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