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Pacific walruses on Round Island's First Beach

Watch our cams, help the walruses!

Explore and our partners at Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) bring you ultra-rare live views of thousands of hauled-out walruses on the beaches of the remote Round Island. When viewers like you watch the Walrus Cam, you become the eyes and ears of ADF&G, monitoring the site in a way that’s not feasible

Seal Island Supervisor Isabel Brofsky

Meet Project Puffin’s Seal Island Team!

By Keenan Yakola, Project Puffin’s Supervisor on Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge The resident seabirds have just started to settle in to prepare for another nesting season on Seal Island NWR! Terns are performing in-flight courtship displays while puffins are head tossing and calling loudly from the waters nearby. With the live cams back up

Snapshot by Samantha Eye

Who’s in the Puffin Burrow?

Update: The banded puffin has been ID’d as AH54. A note from Seal Island Supervisor Keenan Yakola, “We just found AH54 in our database. AH54 was banded as an adult on Matinicus Rock in 2002. It first came to Seal Island NWR in 2005 and has been seen on Seal Island NWR every summer since

Holly and her cubs | photo by Anela Ramos

Another summer with Holly and her cubs?

By Mike Fitz Last week, Brooks River’s most famous bear family—435 Holly, her biological (now 2.5 year-old) female cub, and her adopted (now 3.5 year-old) male cub—were seen for a brief time at Brooks River. Last fall, the future of this family was a target for much speculation. Would 435 keep her cubs for another

Puffins billing | Photo by Keenan Yakola

Puffins – and now Cormorants – are live on explore!

Summer’s right around the corner, and with it come the puffins! The colorful-billed seabirds have begun their annual return to the Gulf of Maine’s Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge to settle in for the nesting season, and now you can watch it all live on explore!

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