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Walruses in Upernavik

General

Project start
01.05.2018
Project end
01.09.2018
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Marine Research
Project topic
Biology
Marine mammals

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 74.5801514, -57.2298732

Fieldwork start
01.05.2018
Fieldwork end
01.09.2018

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan

Nothing is known about the population identity of walruses that are hunted in Upernavik. This project will utilize satellite tracking techniques to determine the migratory destination of walruses in Upernavik.

Fieldwork locations: Kullorsuaq and Savissivik

Publications related to project
  • Andersen, A. O., M.P. Heide-Jørgensen, J. Flora, 2018. Is sustainable resource utilisation a relevant concept in Avanersuaq? The walrus case. AMBIO https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-018-1032-0
  • Garde, E., R.G. Hansen, K. Zinglersen, S. Ditlevsen, M.P. Heide-Jørgensen. 2018. Diving and foraging characteristics of walrus in Smith Sound. Journal of Experimental Biology 500: 89-99 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2017.12.009
  • Heide-Jørgensen, J. Flora, A. O. Andersen, R.E.A. Stewart, N.H. Nielsen and R.G. Hansen. 2017. Movements of walruses in Smith Sound: A Canada-Greenland shared stock. Arctic 70(3): 308-318.
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