walrus

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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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A variety of pinnipeds were seen: 83 walruses, Odobenus rosmarus; 2 Steller sea lions, Eumetopias jubatus; 2 harbor seals, and 6 unidentified pinnipeds), but no spotted seals were identified.
An aerial census of spotted seal, Phoca vitulina largha, and walruses, Odobenus rosmarus, in the ice front of Bering Sea.