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Arctic marine mammals: The new canaries?
...d bioassays. Predators such as bowhead whales and walrus
which feed at low trophic or nutritional levels consume invertebrates such as krill and clams which typically have reduced exposure to mercury and many chlorinated pesticides. Yet, these same predators have increased exposure to cadmium, which accumu...
USGS at The Wildlife Society: From sea-ice change to contaminants to predators and prey
...Satellite radio tags allow researchers to quantify walrus
haul-out behavior on Bering Sea ice for the first ...tors, providing the first quantitative analysis of walrus
haul-out behavior in sea ice habitat. Such information is especially important with the recent subst...
NASA ice images aid study of Pacific walrus arctic habitats
... 12-foot-long, 3,000 pound mammals. In the spring, walrus
haul out on this floating ice to rest, mate and re...udying the effect of climate change on the Pacific walrus
ice habitat in the Bering and Chukchi seas. Pacific walrus
(Odobenus rosmarus divergens) is the on...