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
Aug 12, 2015 ... Last year's gathering, scientists explained, had a worrying explanation. Walruses
prefer to spend their time hanging out on the Arctic sea ice, ...
Aug 27, 2015 ... Aerial photograph of thousands of Pacific walrus coming ashore near Point Lay,
on the north-west Arctic coast of Alaska, on Sunday.
As the Pacific walrus population grew, annual subsistence catches by indigenous
Arctic peoples ranged from about 3,000 to 16,000 walruses per year until ...
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
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 ...
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 Pacific walrus relies on Arctic sea ice throughout the year for breeding,
nursing calves, traveling and resting between dives for food. The rapid loss of
sea ice ...