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"Walrus herd Wrangel Island Siberia Springtime"Image by Michael Rothman (visit gallery »)
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TitleWalrus herd Wrangel Island Siberia Springtime Contact
»Michael Rothman DescriptionThe world's largest Pinniped, the Walrus, Odobenus rosmarus, has a nearly circumpolar range. Tusks are present in adults of both genders, but are larger and longer in the male. Walruses use their tusks to rake the muddy substrates in the near shore continental shelves. Their whiskers help detect of prey, typically shellfish, hiding in the muck. Walruses have been recorded as staying submerged for almost 24 minutes per dive. KeywordsCarnivora, suborder Pinnipedia, family Odobenidae, Beaufort Sea, Laptev Sea, Svalbard, Chuchi Sea, Bering Strait, Walross, Marine Mammal Protection Act, vibrissae, blubber, walros, morse, морж, mursu, moršâ , hrossvair Media Color Categories Nature, Science Subject(s) Animal, Mammals, Marine Life, Vertebrates, Ecosystem, Editorial, Institutional, Landscape