The Pacific Walrus
The Pacific Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) is a pinniped with piled, pink skin and has finned feet. These huge beasts have always commanded attention for their peculiar size and interesting looks. The walrus has many characteristics that most pinnipeds don't have, they are much like a two ton mammal, with a grizzly muzzle and elephant tusks coming from the mouth.
The area of walrus habitats spread mostly north, and they have for about 15 million years. The most modern species of walrus have mostly evolved in the North Atlantic and also has spread to Beringia prior to the last great Glaciation. When Beringia separated the basins of both the Arctic and Pacific basins, the walrus species migrated to the south fringes of the land bridge, Beringia. Eighty percent of the worlds walrus population now live and inhabit the rich seas of Beringia.
Most pacific walruses live in shallow waters. When winter comes, they move to the Bering Sea, mostly close on islands downwind of everything, almost secluded. All female walruses are usually 6 or 7 before giving birth.
Relationship with people
Walruses relationship with people is pretty good, they harvest the great resources of the sea floor, and they bring the harvested resources to the surface. In turn, most walruses have been getting these resources of the sea floor for the natives of Beringia since the beginning of people around that part. Many small settlements around there are located near areas where there are walrus migration areas where there routes or wintering areas are. The magnificent tusks and bone were made and fashioned for tools. In present time, U.S laws restrict killing walruses. Some walrus types are endangered and the U.S.A wants to prevent them from going extinct, so please, lets take care of the walrus population!