Pacific Walrus Response to Arctic Sea Ice Losses

Fact Sheet 2008-3041
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Sea ice plays an important role in the life of the Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens). U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are seeking to understand how losses of sea ice during summer over important foraging grounds in the Chukchi Sea will affect walruses. USGS scientists recently modified a remotely deployed satellite radio-tag that will aid in studying walrus foraging habitats and behaviors. Information from the tags will help USGS understand how walruses are responding to their changing environment.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Pacific Walrus Response to Arctic Sea Ice Losses
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2008-3041
DOI 10.3133/fs20083041
Edition -
Year Published 2008
Language ENGLISH
Publisher Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center
Description 4 p.
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