Whether things are going good or bad, it’s still an amazing planet.
A couple of images drive this home today.
First, a couple of guys with a quadcopter, have flown it near the Bardabunga volano in Iceland. Experts have been warning it’s going to blow and cloud the European skies with ash.
So is this, in a frightening sort of way. Thirty-five thousand walruses have hit the shore in Pt. Lay, Alaska.
It’s called a “haulout” and it was discovered earlier this week by an Arctic observation flight by NOAA.
There was no mention of why the walruses are on the beach in the NOAA handout with the exception of a notation that no sea ice was found in the area.
Sea ice is at the sixth-lowest level on record, according to The Guardian.