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walrus

very large, up to 3500 lb, 15 to 20 ft long, pinniped similar to true seals. They are hairless, although furred at birth, fish-eaters with hindlimbs used for walking on land and the males have large, down-pointed tusks up to 20 inches long. Called also Odobenus rosmarus subspp., e.g. O. rosmarus divergens.
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No evidence of diurnal effects on haul-out pattern were found for the tagged walruses during the 30-day period studied when comparing onset (n=203, D-value=0.
It would set up a fund to bring walruses to an area of Loch Fyne owned by the Maclean family, and members would be asked to contribute "a modest sub".
1989) provide a detailed history of the exploitation and ensuing distribution of walruses during three periods of commercial harvests from the mid-1800s to the 1980s.
We are not aware of any direct evidence of whether this group of walruses extended only seasonally into the southern part of its range from the Subarctic, along with the sea-ice expansion, or resided there year round.
in seals and walruses is different from its prevalence in other areas in the Northwest Territories (A.
This database reveals the full geographic context of all places where Pacific walruses have been observed repeatedly resting on shore or in large numbers, said Anthony Fischbach, wildlife biologist with the USGS.
Typically the walruses scour the seafloor at a popular feeding ground known as the Hanna Shoal, about 240 kilometers from Point Lay, and take breaks between meals on slabs of floating sea ice.
About 35,000 walruses have formed what looks to be a humongous brown ball along the northern coast.
The world in pictures with Daily Post Head of Images Hadyn Iball | Pacific walruses are pictured in a gap in the ice in the Chukchi |Sea off the coast of Alaska.
NATURAL WORLD (8pm BBC2) WALRUSES might not have the 'aaah' factor of pandas, but the two species do have one thing in common: they're notoriously difficult to breed in captivity.
A herd of around 10,000 walruses has come ashore a beach in Alaska because of the lack of sea ice in the Arctic.