Understanding the Ecology of Pacific Walrus Populations to Support Department of Interior Regulatory Agencies and Provide Information to Native Subsistence Communities in the Chuckchi Sea and Bering Sea, Alaska

This study makes use of radio tags to monitor changes in walrus movements, breeding, and hunting. Under this research initiative, USGS has documented movement patterns and foraging behaviors of more than 400 walruses to reveal important summering habitats that coincide with areas leased by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for oil and gas development. USGS estimated monthly distributions from this tracking data and has made them available to support management needs (For example see Arctic ERMA).

Identifier
Source https://www.polardata.ca/pdcsearch/PDCSearchDOI.jsp?doi_id=12399
Metadata Access http://www.polardata.ca/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=fgdc&identifier=12399_fgdc
Provenance
Creator Chadwick, Jay
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2015
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact cbmp_terrestrial(at)caff.is; pdc(at)uwaterloo.ca
Representation
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-180.000W, 52.000S, -152.000E, 75.000N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2005-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2015-12-31T00:00:00Z