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