Over the last ten days we received transmissions from 2 female walruses. One of these walruses moved south, passed Cape Lisburne, and is now in the central Chukchi Sea. The other walrus was located on the northern coast of Russia, near Cape Serdtse-Kamen.
In addition to the movement tracks of these walruses we mapped the OCS leased blocks (orange cubes), the Hanna Shoal Walrus Use Area (green), and the 200 m isobath (black line). Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 29 September 2014 (http://www.natice.noaa.gov/index.html). Funding for this project is provided by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Walruses were tagged in the Chukchi Sea from 1–23 June, 2014.