Alaska Science Center
Walrus radio-tracking in the northern Bering Sea 2009
With support from the North Pacific Research Board and National Science Foundation, USGS attached satellite radio-tags to 17 Pacific walruses (9 males, 8 females) in the region of the St. Lawrence Island polynya. The purpose of the tagging is to determine where walruses forage relative to the distribution of their benthic prey and conditions of sea ice. The radio-tags will provide estimates of walrus locations and hourly walrus foraging and haulout status information for 6 to 8 weeks.
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