Observations of walruses along the Norwegian coast 1967–1992

  • Ian Gjertz
  • Gunnar Henriksen
  • Torger Øritsland
  • Øystein Wiig

Abstract

Extralimital observations of walruses are known to be quite common in Norway. The present review covers observations of walruses along the Norwegian coast between 1967 and 1992. A total of 34 different walruses have been recorded observed since 1967. These observations indicate a significant increase in the number of walrus observations in recent years, most likely due to an increase in the walrus population in the Barents Sea area. Most of the walruses observed are assumed to be sub adult males.

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Published
1993-01-06
How to Cite
Gjertz, I., Henriksen, G., Øritsland, T., & Wiig, Øystein. (1993). Observations of walruses along the Norwegian coast 1967–1992. Polar Research, 12(1), 27-31. https://doi.org/10.3402/polar.v12i1.6700
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Research/review articles