Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Walrus Spotted in Iceland

A walrus recently swam ashore at a beach in Flateyjardalur valley in the northeast, which is a rather uncommon sight in Iceland. Vignir Sigurólason, the district veterinarian in Thingeyjarsveit, told Morgunbladid that the animal is probably fully grown but he couldn’t tell whether it was male or female.

According to the website of the Icelandic Seal Center, a walrus was last spotted in Iceland in Ófeigsfjördur fjord in the Strandir region in the West Fjords in August 2008.

Before that a walrus was last seen at Hrafnbjörg in Arnarfjördur fjord on the other side of the West Fjords peninsula in 2005.

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