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Female Walrus Resting Beside a Yearling Walrus

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The coastal walrus haulouts that form during periods of sea ice scarcity in the Chukchi Sea are composed primarily of adult female walruses and young, as well as some adult male walruses.

 (Photo taken during USGS research efforts permitted under US Fish and Wildlife Service Permit No. MA801652-3)


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