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Pressure on land: Here commit walrus suicide

Floods, starving polar bears and icebergs collapsing the - scenes, we automatically associate with the climate change exposure of the world as we know it today.

A new Netflix documentary portrays, however, a more direct and dramatic consequence.

In the 'Our Planet' we are thus shown how the walruses - confused by the shrinking ice cover and their concurrent poor sight - involuntarily throwing themselves in death, as the clip above shows.

The big animals looks only good, when they are in the water, and do not therefore understand how high the cliffs are.

All they know is that they have to join the flock at the bottom and find food, " explains the show's narrator, the famous naturalist and facilitator David Attenborough.

It writes the Daily Mail.

- When they get hungry, they have to return to the sea. In their desperation to make it, falling hundreds from the heights, they never should have moved up in.


It is the shrinking ice cover, which makes ever-more walruses find their way to the real country, " explains world wildlife fund WFF, there is the co-creator of the series.

Here are the highly susceptible interference from people, aircraft, and predators such as polar bears, which may scare them and chase them in 'blind flight' in addition to, for example, rocks, as in the video clip.

The melting ice is not synonymous with that hvalrosserne becoming extinct, but the number will dwindle, concludes a report on the climate change impacts from 2015.

'It is certain that the land-based sites alone do not support the same number of walruses, as the mixed, seasonal use of sea ice and land has allowed in the past', wrote the researchers.

See more of the series in the trailer here. Video: Netflix

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