Walrus tusks grow to about a meter (three feet), while the bulls of the Atlantic subspecies average around 900 kilograms (2,000 pounds)—10 to 20 percent smaller than Pacific walruses. It is not unusual to see walrus herds resting on ice floes near Magdalenafjord. After spending the day cruising arctic waters for food, they plant their tusks on an ice floe and haul their blubbery bodies up on top. It’s a fascinating sight to behold these primordial-looking creatures in their natural habitat.
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