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Walrus
(Odobenus rosmarus)
walrus
Description
They are large marine mammals with tusks, which are greatly enlarged canine teeth. Walruses have whiskers to help them feel around on the ocean floor. They have short front flippers not only to swim but also to assist them on land. They are sparsely covered with fur and appear bald. Their skin is highly wrinkled and thick, up to 3.9 inches, around the neck and shoulders of males. The blubber layer beneath their skin is up to 5.9 in thick. Adult males, in particular, are nearly pink.
Dimensions
They typically range from 7.2 to 12 ft. in length. Pacific males can weigh as much as 4,400 lb, most weigh between 1,800 and 3,700 lb.
Diet
They eat shrimps, crabs, tube worms, soft corals, tunicates, sea cucumbers, various mollusks, and even parts of seals.
Habitat & Range
Walruses inhabit areas in the Arctic that are largely made up of ice. Walruses prefer areas with shallow water so they can easily access food. They can be found along the north shore of Alaska.
Conservation status
THIS SPECIES IS LISTED AS LEAST CONCERN

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