Studying and preserving the Atlantic walrus in the South-East Barents Sea and adjacent areas of the Kara Sea. 2011–2014 study results

Semyonova V. S., Boltunov A. N., Nikiforov V. V. «Studying and preserving the Atlantic walrus in the South-East Barents Sea and adjacent areas of the Kara Sea. 2011–2014 study results» — Murmansk, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), 2015. — 82 p.

This issue presents the collected results of studying the Atlantic walrus in the south-east Barents Sea (Pechora Sea) in 2011–2014 by several research teams. The priority walrus study plan for the area was developed by the Expert Advisory Group for studying and preservation of the Atlantic walrus in the south-east Barents Sea and adjacent water areas. 

These studies used a wide range of methods from polling and observation of the animals on their coastal haul-outs to aviation logging, satellite tagging and molecular genetics research. High definition satellite imagery of coastal haul-outs was also used. As a result, the studies significantly contributed to the body of knowledge about the walrus group inhabiting the south-east Barents  Sea, thereby allowing preparation and implementation of measures to minimise the negative impact on the walrus from the increasing economic development of the region.

Released at August 2015

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