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Update: Live Chat with Chris Morgan Canceled

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to illness, we’ve had to cancel tomorrow’s live chat with Chris Morgan. We hope to host him again, so stay tuned! Chris Morgan is an ecologist and award-winning conservationist, educator, TV host and film producer. He brings people back to nature, and nature back to people, all towards inspiring a fresh, new

Otis waits for salmon / pic by Ranger Jeanne Roy

Do Bears Fish Brooks Falls in September?

By “The Artist Formerly Known as Ranger Mike” Fitz In September and October, Bear 480 Otis makes a living from his office in the far pool at Brooks Falls, catching unsuspecting salmon that swim within reach. This year in particular, several other bears have joined him at the falls and all are fishing more or

Walruses haul out on Round Island, Alaska. Pic by Ryan Morrill

How Does a Walrus Fit In?

By Margaret Archibald, Alaska Department of Fish and Game The other day while trying to push our ungainly inflatable boat off the rocks during a falling tide, I noticed two juvenile salmon hovering together near the surface in the intertidal zone. I stopped for a second because, while I’ve worked with salmon for many years,

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The Round Island Cabin Life

By Diana Johnson, Alaska Department of Fish and Game This is the ADF&G cabin on Round Island. It has two stories and a deck in the front, facing the ocean. The water is a ways below us, but we can see and hear walruses and sea lions coming up for air as they swim past.

Otis waits for salmon / pic by Ranger Jeanne Roy

Bear Cam Contest: When Will We See Otis?

UPDATE: Otis returned to Brooks Falls on June 30th, and our closest-guessing entry has been notified. Thanks for playing, everyone! Patience is a virtue, and Bearcam fan favorite Otis knows that better than anyone – he’ll sit in the Brooks Falls Jacuzzi for hours on end until he’s full of fish. Now, you’ll need his

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