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Visiting Norway? Enjoy the fjords but leave the walruses alone

LEILA FADEL, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Leila Fadel. Visiting Norway isn't complicated. Enjoy the fjords, but leave the walruses alone. One tourist didn't get the memo. People in the Norwegian arctic archipelago of Svalbard called authorities when they saw a man climb onto an ice floe to approach a resting walrus. The local prosecutor thinks he was only looking for a good photo, but the tourist was still fined about $1,100. He'll remember that until he's long in the tooth.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "I AM THE WALRUS")

THE BEATLES: (Singing) I am the walrus.

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