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Throughout the arctic, sea ice is forming later in the fall season and disappearing earlier in the spring. this limits the amount of ice available for walruses to congregate on and causes massive haulouts on land. these haulouts can be incredibly dangerous for walruses. the crowded animals are easily spooked; any sound or scent can cause a deadly stampede. “some projections suggest that the arctic could be ice-free in the summers by as early as 2040. that means sea ice-dependent species like walruses and polar bears will be spending more time on land, which could decrease access to their prey base and increase human-wildlife conflict.” – wwf’s nikhil advani. learn more about climate and the pacific walrus by following the link in our bio. 👉follow: @travelinwildlife
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Getting a behind-the-scenes tour of ksat, the world's largest commercial ground station for satellites. ksat currently houses 31 antenna systems and the "eggshells" protect them from extreme weather. thanks to its high-latitude location at 78 degrees north, ksat can receive information from every polar-orbiting satellite above 310 miles, on every revolution as the earth rotates within its orbital plane. nasa, noaa, and the european space agency, amongst many other organizations, have antenna here.