You can't miss the tusks of the walrus. Male walrusses can have tusks up to 1 meter long. Females also have tusks, but they are shorter. These long teeth may look awkward, but the walrus certainly knows how to put them to use. It uses them as an ice ax to help hoist itself onto slippery ice, or as pickax to loosen shellfish from the sea bottom. It also uses them as a weapon to fight rivals and as an ornament to attract females.