Over the last ten days we received transmissions from 12 walruses (2 male and 10 female). Nine walruses are located within the boundaries of Lease Area 193, of which 8 spent more than one day within the Hanna Shoal Walrus Use Area. One adult female is still located in coastal waters of northern Alaska, near Harrison Bay and the Kogru River. The two males are in Russian waters, one of which is near the village of Vankarem.
In addition to the movement tracks of these walruses we mapped the boundary of Lease Area 193 (orange outline), 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 18 August 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.