Vancouver Aquarium invite public to watch walrus research project
The walrus is a large marine mammal with a discontinuous distribution about the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean and subarctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere. The walrus is the only living species in the family Odobenidae and genus Odobenus. The Stanley Park institution, which shut down its dolphin and porpoise exhibits earlier this year after battles with animal-rights activists, unveiled its Research Outpost exhibit. The new exhibit features sea lions and fur seals in addition to the two young walruses. All animals are part of the aquarium’s research program. According to IUNC redlist walrus are marked as Vulnerable.