Over the last ten days we received transmissions from 4 walruses (1 male and 3 female). Two females have moved south, near Cape Lisburne, and one female remains in the Hanna Shoal Walrus Use Area. The one male is in Russian waters, near Vankarem.
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 8 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.