Category: Pinnipeds

Underwater Fact 149

The tusks of a Walrus can reach up to 1 metre in length.

Pacific Walrus   © Jason Everett

Walruses are distinguished by their long white tusks, grizzly looking whiskers and large bodies which are filled with blubber. Their habitat around the Arctic Circle requires special equipment for survival.

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Underwater Fact 112

Female seals follow highly synchronised breeding seasons. They can control the development of the embryo, and put it on hold if necessary, until conditions are perfect for giving birth.

What’s in here Seal   © ColdNightMist

Seals and sea lions spend most of their lives at sea. They come to shore once a year for two reasons: to give birth and to mate.
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