Over the last ten days we received transmissions from 27 walruses (2 male and 25 female). Five walruses are in Russian waters, north of Wrangel Island, and 6 are in coastal waters of northwest Alaska. The remaining 16 are located within the boundaries of Lease Area 193, of which 15 spent more than one day within the Hanna Shoal Walrus Use Area. Walruses were tagged in the Chukchi Sea from 1–23 June, 2014.
In addition to the movement tracks of these walruses we mapped the boundary of Lease Area 193 (orange outline), Hanna Shoals (black outline based on the 40m isobaths), and the Hanna Shoal Walrus Use Area (green). Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 17 July (http://www.natice.noaa.gov/index.html). Funding for this project is provided by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).