The Walrus

For more information about polar bears and Arctic wildlife, see the new IMAX® film “To The Arctic 3D” opening in select IMAX Theatres starting April 20, 2012. “To The Arctic 3D” is a MacGillivray Freeman Film from Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corporation. Presented by One World One Ocean Foundation.

 

     
  DID YOU KNOW?
 
 

 

The Walrus lives in the northern hemisphere in or near the Arctic.

 

The largest species is the Pacific walrus, which can reach 4,400 pounds!

 

They migrate with ice floes but always live near the shore.

 

They eat mollusks and other invertebrates by using their whiskers to feel around in the sediment at the seafloor around 95 feet deep.

 

The tusks of a walrus can reach  up to 3 feet in length.

 

The tusks are useful for making and maintaining breathing holes in the ice, and for climbing out of the water onto the ice.

 

Walruses congregate in large groups called “haul-outs.”

 
     
 



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