For English, we were asked to shortly summarise the article that we were studying for homework. Here is my summary:
Approximately ten thousand Pacific walruses have huddled together on a remote island due to lack of sea ice. The walruses usually rest or warm up on various places along the Arctic coast, though the Arctic is starting to warm up and melting much of its floating ice.
This means that there are limited areas for the walruses to gather.
The Pacific walruses are suffering due to its shrinking habitat and the numbers are declining. The pacific walruses are currently listed as ‘threatened’ and may soon be listed as ‘endangered’ on the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
The large gatherings are putting individual animals at risk. Walruses can way up to 1.4 tons and they may trample young walruses to death.
I believe this issue is very concerning and worrying. Though there is not much we can do about this, we can take in mind the phrase of ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’, to try to prevent global warming. Animals deserve to have a fair amount of room for them to grow. We definitely need to do something about this!
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