Over the last ten days we received transmissions from 4 walruses (1 male and 3 female). The three females were located within the Hanna Shoal Walrus Use Area at least once during the last 10 days. One adult female has moved to just north of Point Lay, Alaska. The one male is in Russian waters, near Cape Schmidt.
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 2 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.