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Uploaded on Tuesday 15 Feb 2011 by Peter Prokosch

Walruses at rest, Svalbard

Year: 2010
From collection: Arctic Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Walruses live in large social groups, typically divided by sex. The large ivory tusks, for which they were previously hunted, can weigh up to 5kg each and are used to haul the animal onto land or make access holes in the ice. Before the species was protected in 1952, there were believed to be less than 100 Walruses left on Svalbard.
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