The Dancing Walrus (Video)

The walrus is a large flippered marine mammal with a discontinuous circumpolar distribution in the Arctic Ocean and sub-Arctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere. The walrus is the only living species in the Odobenidae family and Odobenus genus. It is subdivided into three subspecies: the Atlantic Walrus which lives in the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Walrus which lives in the Pacific Ocean, and O. rosmarus laptevi, which lives in the Laptev Sea.

The walrus is immediately recognized by its prominent tusks, whiskers and great bulk. Adult Pacific males can weigh up to 2,000 kilograms (4,400 lb) and, among pinnipeds, are exceeded in size only by the two species of elephant seals. It resides primarily in shallow oceanic shelf habitat, spending a significant proportion of its life on sea ice in pursuit of its preferred diet of benthic bivalve mollusks. It is a relatively long-lived, social animal and is considered a keystone species in Arctic marine ecosystems.

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5 Responses to The Dancing Walrus (Video)

  1. malc50 says:

    Hi magsx2, What are the chances? Perhaps, we should invest in a scratchie. Cheers, Mal.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi malc50,
      I know so uncanny, I’m hitting the shops tomorrow to do the inevitable (pay some bills) and I’ll pick up a scratchie, and see what happens. 🙂

  2. Jill says:

    That is really good. I wonder if it’s hard to train a walrus, you certainly don’t see anything like that here, or I haven’t anyway.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Jill,
      No I haven’t seen anything like that in Australia, but there could still be something like it somewhere here, maybe others that know may be able to answer that one.
      The Walrus looks like an animal that would be hard to train, but I think it only seems that way because of it’s size, they are a very intelligent mammal.

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