Monday, August 1, 2011

Its not me! It's a walrus tanning in oslo fjord.

Although we can be mistaken for each other.. It's not me you see tanning on the mountain Islands of the Oslo fjord, IT IS A WALRUS! Yesterday a large walrus was observed in the Oslo fjord by several people that wanted to enjoy the sun and the warm summer weather. Scientists believe that the reason for this is that they are migration mammals, and that they popped by the South-East part of Norway on their way to Siberia The walrus has played a prominent role in the cultures of many indigenous Arctic Peoples , who have hunted the walrus for its meat, fat, skin, and ivory tusks. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the walrus was the object of heavy commercial exploitation for blubber and ivory, and its numbers declined rapidly. The walrus is still today on the list of threatened species, despite the fact that several conservation movements has tried to sustain the specie. I believe they showed up yesterday in the Oslo fjord to remind us about the importance of protecting them, and to show us how beautiful the Oslo fjord can be if its filled with some natural wildlife. Lets conserve what surrounds us.. But do stay away, cause these giants might look friendly, but even a polar bear fears them.

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