Walrus Update: Great New Videos

Written by on October 22, 2012 in Marine Life, Other News

What better way to start off the week than by watching more videos of the walruses at the Alaska SeaLife Center?

Walruses, Odobenus rosmarus, are social animals and calves typically spend two years with their mothers.  The two in the videos, Pakak and Mitik, were rescued in July and have found human caregivers to replace their mother.

These two are still young and relatively small, but adults can grow up to 11.5 feet (3.5m) in length and weigh up to 1.5 tons.

In this video, you can see Pakak a few days after his arrival:

In this one, you can see Pakak and Mitik playing:

Thank you to Alaska SeaLifeCenter for the great videos!

Copyright © 2012 by Marine Science Today, a publication of Marine Science Today LLC.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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