Tool: Scientists assemble 160 years of walrus haulout observations in Russia and Alaska.

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published the first comprehensive database compiling more than 160 years of observed walrus haulout locations along the Russian and U.S. coasts. This work pulled together records from 150 haulouts that may be viewed and queried in their geographic context. Each haulout record is traceable back to original log entries, accounts and maps from 19th century marine explorers, interviews with coastal residents and pilots, or to published management and scientific reports from both countries.

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