USGS - science for a changing world

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Maps, Imagery, and Publications Hazards Newsroom Education Jobs Partnerships Library About USGS Social Media

:
Multimedia Gallery Home | Videos

USGS Science: Walrus Haul-Out 2011

Information presented is factual at the time of creation.
If no transcript and/or closed-caption is available, please notify us.

Details

Title: USGS Science: Walrus Haul-Out 2011

Description:

Female Pacific walruses and their calves traditionally spend summers far from shore, diving for benthic invertebrates over the shallow continental shelf waters of the Chukchi Sea. These female walruses and their calves prefer to rest between forage bouts on sea ice drifting above their feeding grounds. However, in recent years loss of summer sea ice over the continental shelf has forced many walruses to travel to the northwest coast of Alaska where they haul-out on shore to rest. This large herd of walruses hauled out near Pt. Lay Alaska in August of 2011.

Location: AK, USA

Date Taken: 8/25/2011

Length: 3:22

Video Producer: Daniel H. Monson, Ph.D , U.S. Geological Survey


Note: This video has been released into the public domain by the U.S. Geological Survey for use in its entirety. Some videos may contain pieces of copyrighted material. If you wish to use a portion of the video for any purpose, other than for resharing/reposting the video in its entirety, please contact the Video Producer/Videographer listed with this video. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit this video.

Source:

For more information read: Pacific Walruses Studies as Sea Ice Melts or visit http://alaska.usgs.gov/

File Details:

Suggest an update to the information/tags?

Walruses (Set) RSS Media RSS Tracking Pacific Walrus Trailer Tracking Pacific Walrus: Expedition to the Shrinking Chukchi Sea Ice
In: Biology collection

Tags: ChukchiSea HaulOut HaulOut2011 PacificWalrus PointLay PointLayAlaska SummerSeaIce Walrus

 

Browse More: Video Collections | Video Sets

* DOI and USGS link and privacy policies apply.

 

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://www.usgs.gov/videos/default.asp?v=445
Page Contact Information: Image Gallery Webmaster
Page Last Modified: Thursday, December 12, 2013