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.
Get your beach bod ready – the Summer of Blubber has returned! Explore continues our partnership with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to bring you live cameras from the beaches and cliffs of Round Island, extremely rare views of the summer vacation spot for thousands of pacific walruses.
“Walrus Wardens” Ben Histand and Ryan Morrill will soon depart Alaska’s Round Island, home of the Summer of Blubber and the Walrus Cams. Before they go, they’ll join us Wednesday August 12th at 2pm PT for a live chat to wrap up the season!
The beaches along Round Island, Alaska are the preferred haul-out zone for thousands of summering walruses. Diane Johnson volunteered with Alaska Fish and Game on the remote island this summer and gives a unique perspective from the cliffs and beaches.