The walrus is a steadfastly big animal. Big. Big and heavy. I would imagine if I were a walrus and had to swim from place to place for a living I would need very strong muscles and a lot of scheduled rest stops. Oh wait. That’s exactly the way it is for actual walruses!

But here’s the new glitch in the life habits of a walrus: The sea ice they have relied on for centuries to use as rest-stops have mostly now melted in the warming temperatures of the ocean making it impossible for them to travel. And since it is imperative on many levels for the walrus to keep travelling they have begun a curios new habit: They now swim to shore and rest on Alaska beaches.

Full Story here (with amazing aerial shot).