Accession Number : AD0689241

Title :   THE STATUS OF RESERVES AND DISTRIBUTION OF PACIFIC WALRUSES (O Sostoyanii Zapasov i Raspredelenii Tikhookeanskogo Morzha),

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Fedoseev, G. A.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : In 1960, the number of walruses was appraised, using areial photographs. Approximately 50,000 animals were observed. The majority of them spend summer and autumn in the Wrangel and Herald Islands areas. Aerial observations established the coastal resting grounds that are preferred by males and by mixed groups of females with young. It was found that the shores of Chukchi Peninsula and Alaska are usually inhabited by males in summer and autumn. The eastern part of the East Siberian Sea and the western part of the Chukchi Sea are usually inhabited by females with immature walruses of both sexes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAMMALS, POPULATION), DISTRIBUTION, MALES, FEMALES, AGING(PHYSIOLOGY), PACIFIC OCEAN, ALASKA, ARCTIC REGIONS, SIBERIA, USSR, CHUKCHI SEA, AQUATIC ANIMALS.

Subject Categories : Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE