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Walrus?

Observed: 20th June 2013 By: KelsaeJohnKelsaeJohn’s reputation in MammalsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in MammalsKelsaeJohn’s reputation in Mammals
Walrus?
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Arctic Robin (20)
Description:

Pictures taken by a friend of mine on a recent trip to the island of Svalbard in the Arctic region of Norway

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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the naturalist man's picture

Walrus

There's no mistaking these for anything else other than walrus with those large tusks.

Strictly speaking they are Atlantic walrus a sub-species; Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus. However, there is some debate as to whether there are sub-species (Atlantic and Pacific) as the only difference appears to be location; and the Pacific walrus tends to be larger.

Wonderful photos.

Graham Banwell

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