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The Great Walrus Haulout of 2010

Walruses

They usually opt for a habitat “on the rocks”, not on the rocks…

In what can only be described as yet another depressing harbinger of doom, the Pacific walruses in the normally frigid Chukchi Sea have decided, “everybody out.”  The USGS has been monitoring the Arctic walruses’ movements, foraging areas, and sea ice habitats through satellite radio-tags attached to our blubbery buddies since June/July 2010.  This year, the annual sea ice retreat has taken an unusual if not unexpected turn for the dramatic.

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