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The walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) is a large flippered marine mammal with a discontinuous distribution about the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean and subarctic  ...

Walruses, Walrus Pictures, Walrus Facts - National Geographic


The mustached and long-tusked walrus is most often found near the Arctic Circle, lying on the ice with hundreds of companions. These marine mammals are ...

Walrus Facts and Information


They have long been a source of food for the people of the Arctic but these people find a use for the entire walrus so they are very respectful in the manner that ...

Arctic Report Card - Walruses in a Time of Climate Change - Kovacs ...


Nov 25, 2015 ... It is generally thought that global climate change is already the most pervasive threat to arctic pinnipeds (seals and walruses) (Hoffman 1995; ...

Fun Walrus Facts for Kids - Fun Activities for Kids


The scientific name for a walrus is Odobenus Rosmarus. It is latin for tooth walking sea-horse. ... Walruses live in the Northern Hemisphere in the Arctic.

The Arctic: The Walrus - MarineBio.net


They have been heavily exploited by man for food, hides, and their ivory tusks. Walruses can be found in most areas of the Arctic Ocean feeding on benthic ...

Walrus Tusks - Athropolis


Both male and female walruses have long ivory tusks, although the tusks of the males tend to be ... From our library of things you should know about the Arctic ...

Walrus: Habitat and Distribution - Sea World


Walruses are adapted to a habitat of sea ice and prefer snow-covered ... As the Pacific walrus population grew, annual subsistence catches by indigenous Arctic  ...

Walrus & Arctic Seals - ArcticPhoto- Facts


Members of the Pinniped family are well suited to life in the Arctic. The Pinnipeds include the Walrus, eared seals like sea lions and fur seals and the true seals.

Walrus | WWF


The walrus is easily recognised by its sheer size and magnificent tusks. It is a keystone species in Arctic marine ecosystems. The walrus was once threatened by ...

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Walrus | Basic Facts About Walruses | Defenders of Wildlife


The walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) is a large Arctic marine mammal with flippers, a broad head, short muzzle, small eyes, tusks and whiskers. Scientists ...

Walrus Facts - Live Science


Nov 21, 2014 ... Walruses are the gentle giants of the Arctic. ... Walruses use their tusks to break through ice, and to assist in climbing out of the water and onto ...

WALRUS - the Arctic - mammals of the sea


Walruses live in the Arctic seas and on land. (map - range for Pacific and Atlantic walrus) They prefer living on the ice, but are also found on the coasts and ...