Walrus

Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus), a large marine mammal with a discontinuous distribution about the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean

The baby walrus and his mother are pictured playing in the water of their enclosure at the zoo in the district of Stellingen today

Proud walrus mother shows off her son German zoo

I am the Walrus! July 2014 ~The baby walrus and his mother are pictured playing in the water of their enclosure at the zoo in the district of Stellingen today

Walrus whiskers Marine animals have developed specialized sensory systems for the detection of underwater prey. Fish have a sensitive sideline system, sharks have a system to detect the electromagnetic fields created by muscle activity of their prey, and a highly developed system for chemoreception. Some of the senses of marine mammals have also been investigated, such as those of whales that depend on an echolocation system, or the way sea otters search for food by patting the surface of…

Walrus whiskers Marine animals have developed specialized sensory systems for the detection of underwater prey. Fish have a sensitive sideline system, sharks have a system to detect the.

Adorable baby walrus rescued from Alaska lagoon

Stranded walrus calf rescued from Alaska lagoon

The walrus is also recognized by its bulky build, with males weighing up to 3.700 lbs.  Another highly recognizable trait of the walrus is its large whiskers, which are called "mystacial vibrissae", and are used primarily in foraging and are supplied with blood and oxygen like any other apendage. Their population has thinned from constantly being hunted for its meat, fat, skin, blubber, tusks, and bones.

Walrus - Some Really Long Tusks for a Blubbery Beast

Walrus.

Walrus taken @ Purchaspnset (Lagoya Island) - Arctic by Andy Silver. Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus), a large flippered marine mammal with a discontinuous…

walrus Daily Dozen — Photos -- National Geographic Your Shot

sciencealert - Mike Korostelev took this amazing photo in Northern Russia, apparently while the walrus was sleeping!

603 Likes, 4 Comments - END EXTINCTION INTERNATIONAL (@endextinctionintl) on Instagram: “#EEIFunFacts ❄️ Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) are native to the Arctic, and can weigh over 1500kgs…”

Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) are native to the Arctic, and can weigh over

Photograph by Paul Nicklen Atlantic walruses swim amid the ice floes off Greenland’s coast.

Atlantic walruses swim amid ice floes off the coast of Greenland.

Photograph by Paul Nicklen A male stands atop sea ice in Svalbard, Norway, where hunting has been illegal since 1952. “That’s why this one’s tusks are so big,” says photographer Paul Nicklen. “You can tell which populations have been protected by the size of their tusks.”  paulnicklen.com

Photograph by Paul Nicklen A male stands atop sea ice in Svalbard, Norway, where hunting has been illegal since

Photograph by Paul Nicklen A mixed herd—bulls, cows, and calves—lies hauled out on an ice floe in Foxe Basin, Canada. “Someone who belches wrong is apt to get a poke from its neighbor,” says researcher Robert Stewart. “But calves have some community immunity. They’re allowed some indiscretions.”  paulnicklen.com

On ice floes and rocky beaches in the far North Atlantic, walruses nap, burp, squabble, and even bark. (Photo by Paul Nicklen)

Walrus Swimming at Water Surface Near Tiholmane Island

Walrus Swimming at Water Surface Near Tiholmane Island

Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus), a large marine mammal with a discontinuous distribution about the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean

Pinterest
Search