Walrus Haulout and In-water Activity Levels Relative to Vessel Interactions in the Chukchi Sea, 2012-2015
These data were used to evaluate effects of vessel exposure on Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) behaviors. We obtained greater than 120,000 hours of location and behavior (foraging, in-water not foraging, hauled out) data from 218 satellite-tagged walruses and linked them to vessel locations from the marine Automated Information System. This yielded 206 vessel-exposed walrus telemetry hours for comparison to unexposed hours which we used to assess if vessel exposure altered walrus behavior.
|Walrus Haulout and In-water Activity Levels Relative to Vessel Interactions in the Chukchi Sea, 2012-2015
|Anthony S Fischbach, Chadwick V Jay, William S Beatty, Rebecca L Taylor, Justin Crawford, L.T. Quakenbush
|USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
|Alaska Science Center