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Will Arctic Drilling Harm Alaska’s Walrus Population?

Recent changes in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rules may cause problems for Alaska’s walrus population and a handful of environmental activists are working to fight this.

The Oily Truth

The auks, particularly razorbills and guillemots, are the seabirds most seriously affected by oil pollution, probably because they spend more time on the water than gulls or cormorants which feed at sea but return to land to roost. The auks are also more likely to dive when in trouble, so collect more oil on their