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walrus : a large gregarious marine mammal of arctic waters that is related to the seals and has long ivory tusks, a tough wrinkled hide, and stiff whiskers and that feeds mainly on bivalve mollusks (walrus, 2015) [1]blank.gifWebster | OneLook | Visuwords

Spotlight


Extreme Ice Melt Forces Thousands of Walruses Ashore (August 2015)


Shrinking sea ice forces Alaskan walruses inland (Brooks Hays, UPI)

Earlier, September 2014 Event...
35,000 walrus in Alaska: Why they came ashore (Staff, Christian Science Monitor)
35,000 walruses 'haul out' on Alaska beach (Brad Lendon, CNN)
35,000 Walruses Gather Onshore in Northwest Alaska (Discovery News)

World Wild Life Fund for Nature (Wikipedia)
World Wild Life Fund (Official Site)

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Here are some other famous mammals:
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ice, marine blank.gif carnivora blank.gifpolar bear

These are the most intelligent mammals:
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primate blank.gifgorillablank.gifmonkeyblank.gifapeblank.gifsee also human


Resources


These are links to resources organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. more...

Type

Subject Specific Links
portal

General Walrus information (Walrus World) Walrus Facts (National Geographic)
BBC wildlife Finder, walrus Nature, Walrus (PBS) Walrus Resources (Seaworld)
dictionary

OneLook Merriam-Webster Free Wiktionary Visuwords
encyclopedia

A-Z Animals, walrus Wikipedia
directory

Specific Dewey 599 Mammals (BUBL LINK
Free Internet Public Library dmoz Aviva Commercial Best of the Web
search

DuckDuckGo WolframAlpha
product

shop Amazon eBay gift Zazzle
archive

Internet Archive
library

Library of Congress
lcsh

WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress UPenn Online Books Open Library Hathi Trust
book

ISBNdb Google Books eBooks.com Barnes and Noble Amazon eBay Books
course

Open Education Consortium
blog

WordPress
news

NPR Archives Google News
article

Google Scholar
government

USA.gov
toy

Amazon Toys

Beaching


Walruses Swarm Beaches as Ice Melts


Ice Disappears, Walruses Head for Land


USGS Walrus research


Walrus coming to shore more in Alaska (Jill Burke, Alaska Dispatch)

Poem


The Walrus and The Carpenter (Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, 1872)


The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
He did his very best to make
The billows smooth and bright--
And this was odd, because it was
The middle of the night.

The moon was shining sulkily,
Because she thought the sun
Had got no business to be there
After the day was done--
"It's very rude of him," she said,
"To come and spoil the fun!"

The sea was wet as wet could be,
The sands were dry as dry.
You could not see a cloud, because
No cloud was in the sky:
No birds were flying overhead--
There were no birds to fly.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand;
They wept like anything to see
Such quantities of sand:
"If this were only cleared away,"
They said, "it would be grand!"

"If seven maids with seven mops
Swept it for half a year.
Do you suppose," the Walrus said,
"That they could get it clear?"
"I doubt it," said the Carpenter,
And shed a bitter tear.

"O Oysters, come and walk with us!"
The Walrus did beseech.
"A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
Along the briny beach:
We cannot do with more than four,
To give a hand to each."

The eldest Oyster looked at him,
But never a word he said:
The eldest Oyster winked his eye,
And shook his heavy head--
Meaning to say he did not choose
To leave the oyster-bed.

But four young Oysters hurried up,
All eager for the treat:
Their coats were brushed, their faces washed,
Their shoes were clean and neat--
And this was odd, because, you know,
They hadn't any feet.

Four other Oysters followed them,
And yet another four;
And thick and fast they came at last,
And more, and more, and more--
All hopping through the frothy waves,
And scrambling to the shore.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Walked on a mile or so,
And then they rested on a rock
Conveniently low:
And all the little Oysters stood
And waited in a row.

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

"But wait a bit," the Oysters cried,
"Before we have our chat;
For some of us are out of breath,
And all of us are fat!"
"No hurry!" said the Carpenter.
They thanked him much for that.

"A loaf of bread," the Walrus said,
"Is what we chiefly need:
Pepper and vinegar besides
Are very good indeed--
Now if you're ready, Oysters dear,
We can begin to feed."

"But not on us!" the Oysters cried,
Turning a little blue.
"After such kindness, that would be
A dismal thing to do!"
"The night is fine," the Walrus said.
"Do you admire the view?

"It was so kind of you to come!
And you are very nice!"
The Carpenter said nothing but
"Cut us another slice:
I wish you were not quite so deaf--
I've had to ask you twice!"

"It seems a shame," the Walrus said,
"To play them such a trick,
After we've brought them out so far,
And made them trot so quick!"
The Carpenter said nothing but
"The butter's spread too thick!"

"I weep for you," the Walrus said:
"I deeply sympathize."
With sobs and tears he sorted out
Those of the largest size,
Holding his pocket-handkerchief
Before his streaming eyes.

"O Oysters," said the Carpenter,
"You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?'
But answer came there none--
And this was scarcely odd, because
They'd eaten every one.



Matt Damon & Walrus and Carpenter Poem


Fun


Walrus Plays Sax


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Walrus - Google News


Credit

Editor Mary E. Hopper
Contributor Neil R. Carlson


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  1. ^ walrus. (2015). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved June 21, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walrus