Pacific walrus foraging and haulout behavior 2008 (B67)

Pacific walrus (n = 10) were instrumented with satellite-linked data logging behavior monitors to collect foraging, haulout and movement data in the Saint Lawrence Island polynia. Towards this end, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) developed custom satellite-linked data loggers capable of (1) characterizing hourly walrus foraging and haulout status and (2) tracking movements for 6 to 8 weeks. To locate walrus herds suitably situated for instrumentation, the USGS walrus team placed observers on reconnaissance flights. The USGS team instrumented 10 (4 females, 5 males and 1 unknown sex) walruses within the polynia.

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Temporal Range Begin 2008-03-19T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2008-05-16T23:59:59Z
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Bounding Box North Lat 65.53700
Bounding Box South Lat 57.36100
Bounding Box West Long -178.23000
Bounding Box East Long -158.74600
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Author Chadwick V. Jay
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2011-09-13T15:30:39
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 245.B67-003
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category biota
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:51:20Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::245.B67-003
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Chadwick V. Jay. (2011). Pacific walrus foraging and haulout behavior 2008 (B67). 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 23 April 2024.

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