Sea Creature Fun Facts: Walrus

The Walrus lives in the northern hemisphere in or near the Arctic -- They are 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.”

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.



Blue Zoo: Walrus

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