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blue arrow bullet Walrus tracking in the Chukchi Sea 2013 - Last updated December 30, 2013. [for low bandwith users] new

blue arrow bullet USGS Study Tracks Pacific Walrus, Observes Effects of Arctic Sea Ice Loss on Behavior - Press Release Nov. 14, 2012

A new film, "Tracking Pacific Walrus: Expedition to the Shrinking Chukchi Sea Ice," explores the walruses habitat and follows USGS researchers as they conduct their studies in the Arctic. The USGS-produced film contains exclusive footage of the large mammals in their natural habitat.

blue arrow bullet Monson, D. H., M. S. Udevitz, and C. V. Jay. 2013. Estimating age ratios and size of Pacific walrus herds on coastal haulouts using video imaging. PLoS One 8(7):e69806. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069806

blue arrow bullet Jay, C. V., A. S. Fischbach, and A. A. Kochnev. 2012. Walrus areas of use in the Chukchi Sea during sparse sea ice cover. Marine Ecology Progress Series 468:1-13. doi: 10.3354/meps10057

blue arrow bullet Walrus distribution maps doi: 10.5066/F7C24TC3

blue arrow bullet Sonsthagen, S. A., C. V. Jay, A. S. Fischbach, G. K. Sage, and S. L. Talbot. 2012. Spatial genetic structure and asymmetrical gene flow within the Pacific walrus. Journal of Mammalogy 93(6):1512-1524. doi: 10.1644/11-MAMM-A-344.1

blue arrow bullet Video of onshore walrus aggregation, Point Lay, Alaska, September 2010

blue arrow bullet Walrus Fact Sheet (Russian translation)


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