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Atlantic walrus: Odobenus rosmarus Linnaeus


Colour photograph of brown bones from a walrus jaw
Atlantic walrus: Odobenus rosmarus Linnaeus. Quaternary. Bay of Fundy, near Quaco Head, New Brunswick. Collector: D. Lomax, 1993. New Brunswick Museum (NBMG 9105). Specimen width 21 cm. Walrus fossils have been found all around the New Brunswick shoreline. They have been dredged from the seafloor and found in gravel pits that were once ancient shorelines. This specimen has been radiocarbon dated and is 10,270 years old.