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USGS Science: Walrus Haul-Out 2011

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Title: USGS Science: Walrus Haul-Out 2011


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

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