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Round Island Foxes

By Margaret Archibald Red foxes are one of the special guest stars on the explore.org “walrus cam” where their cameos are often caught by sharp-eyed viewers as they tiptoe between the slumbering masses of walrus. The Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is both the largest land mammal and the largest land predator on Round Island. The role

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Daily Dose of Love: Walrus Live Chat Thursday!

Make Room For The Walrus Experts! Do walrus’ tusks grow back? How long can a walrus hold its breath? To find the answers to these and any questions you have, join us tomorrow on the Walrus Cam at 2pm ET / 11am PT as we chat with Round Island wardens Margaret Archibald and Ryan Morrill, live from Alaska! Rick | explore.org  

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Walrus Chat, Live From Round Island!

Join us on Thursday July 13th at 11 am PT/ 2 pm ET for a live chat on Round Island with Ryan Morrill and Margaret Archibald. Ryan Morrill and Margaret Archibald work for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and will be your guiding experts as they answer your questions about walruses, Round Island, and other topics

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Daily Dose of Love: Walrus Relaxation!

Wet And Wild Walruses! The Summer of Blubber is in full swing with the walrus dudes of Round Island! Hundreds of tusky males let it all hang out on this rocky Alaskan beach while their ladies and offspring have headed up north. Beach bods are lookin’ pretty good, fellas! Watch now, while ya can, here!

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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