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Walruses at Point Lay

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Detailed Description

During the course of our research on walruses hauled out near Point Lay in

early September, USGS obtained aerial video footage of the

walrus aggregation.  This footage was taken from an altitude of 4,000' with

a Cineflex camera by Daniel Zatz, of Zatzworks, on contract to USGS for

this work.  We are exploring the potential of this type of video for

enumerating the numbers of walruses hauled out, as well as the sex and age

composition of the herds. This first effort was a pilot to test

methodology.  Recognizing the broad public interest in seeing what is going

on at Point Lay right now, we have arranged to make the video publicly

available. Please distribute as you see fit.




Public Domain.