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Biologists fear effect of low ice on walrus

...40,000 animals. If animals are on shore for three months every summer, they can't reach offshore foraging areas. Chad Jay, chief walrus researcher for the USGS, said there are concerns with how much energy walruses will expend swimming to...
Thousands of walruses abandon ice for Alaska shore

...having animals concentrated on land instead of the vast expanse of the Arctic ice pack also raises stress issues, said Chad Jay, a U.S. Geological Survey biologist. Walruses on shore may be forced to swim farther to forage, expending more energy...
Alaska, Russia work to improve walrus count

...missed the walrus in the water. A crude correction factor was applied but the end result was likely an undercount, said Chad Jay, a research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Anchorage who helped develop the new tags. The tags take...
As walruses again gather on Alaska's shore, federal scientists plan tagging for study

...understand how top consumers in the Arctic ecosystem may be affected by changes in sea ice habitats," said research ecologist Chad Jay. Sea ice in recent years has receded beyond the shallow outer continental shelf and over deep water of the Arctic Basin...
Walrus congregate as ice melts

...congregating on Alaska's northwest coast, a sign that their Arctic sea ice environment has been altered by climate change. Chad Jay, a U.S. Geological Survey walrus researcher, said Wednesday that about 3,500 walruses were near Icy Cape on the...
Scientist finds walruses fun and a big challenge

ANCHORAGE -- Biologist Chad Jay's idea of fun is crawling on his hands and knees among thousands of belching walruses to get close to his research subjects...
Trampling blamed for Alaska walrus deaths

...crisscrossed with bear tracks all over the place," said biologist Jill Prewitt of the Alaska SeaLife Center. USGS researcher Chad Jay, who heads the research into foraging habits of walrus that have come to shore, said 16 walruses were tagged with radio...


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