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Pacific walrus foraging and haulout behavior 2008 (B67)


Pacific walrus (n = 10) were instrumented with satellite-linked data logging behavior monitors to collect foraging, haulout and movement data in the Saint Lawrence Island polynia. Towards this end, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) developed custom satellite-linked data loggers capable of (1) characterizing hourly walrus foraging and haulout status and (2) tracking movements for 6 to 8 weeks. To locate walrus herds suitably situated for instrumentation, the USGS walrus team placed observers on reconnaissance flights. The USGS team instrumented 10 (4 females, 5 males and 1 unknown sex) walruses within the polynia.

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Additional information

  • 1.0 (2011-09-13)
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Spatial Type point
Frequency hourly
Language English
ISO Topic Categories
  • biota
  • oceans
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2008-03-19 00:00:00
End datetime 2008-05-16 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 65.537, Minimum (South) Latitude: 57.361
Minimum (West) Longitude: -178.23, Maximum (East) Longitude: -158.746

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Chadwick V. Jay <>

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Jay, C. 2011. Pacific walrus foraging and haulout behavior 2008. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 12 Nov 2019.

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