Walruses inhabit the Arctic Sea, both Pacific and Atlantic. Most walruses live where the air temperature is about 5° to 41°F. They are very distinctive having a large body that is usually reddish-brown in color. On their head region, walruses lack external ear flaps, have hundreds of short, vibrissae (whiskers) and possess large tusks. They feed mostly on clams, but also enjoy sea snails, sea cucumbers, squids and crabs.
Walruses are one of the largest members of the pinniped family which include all seals, sea lions and walruses. Climate conditions in recent years have impacted the ice conditions that walruses use to haul out. Scientists are concerned this could negatively impact walrus populations.