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Walrus Plaque

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The USGS Alaska Science Center is working with healthy, captive walruses in the U.S. and in Europe in support of a USGS study that seeks to develop methods to monitor walrus body condition from survey drones flown high above walruses where they rest on shore.  A captive facility in Belgium, the Pairi Daiza Foundation, developed the plaque above to describe the collaborative work with USGS, SeaWorld, Indianapolis Zoo, Hagenbeck Zoo, and Point Defiance Zoo to assess the physical condition of walruses with drone imagery to better understand how they are responding to the changing arctic ecosystem.


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U.S. Geological Survey