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Walrus radio-tracking in the northern Bering Sea 2008

With support from the North Pacific Research Board and National Science Foundation, USGS attached satellite radio-tags to 10 adult Pacific walruses (both males and females) to map walrus foraging locations within the St. Lawrence Island polynya.  The radio-tags characterized hourly walrus foraging status and provided animal location estimates for 6 to 8 weeks.  These data will be used with data from benthic samples collected in the same region to describe foraging effort by walruses relative to the distribution of their prey.

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