GOVERNMENT CONSERVATION GROUP FINDS MORE THAN 60 SPECIES IN DANGER IN CANADA’S NORTH
The Atlantic walrus, the shortfin mako and the eastern migratory caribou were three of the species identified in the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada’s most recent meeting. Of all Canadian regions, the North is in most peril from climate change, and “the walrus is a most unusual and distinctive mammal of the northern seas,” COSEWIC member Hal Whitehead explained. For more, visit cosewic.gc.ca.
Walruses are subdivided into three subspecies: the Atlantic walrus (O. r. rosmarus) which lives in the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific walrus (O. r. divergens) which lives in the Pacific Ocean, and O. r. laptevi, which lives in the Laptev Sea of the Arctic Ocean.