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,
By Margaret Archibald, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Walruses are just a part of the reason that Ryan Morrill and I are on Round Island. We’re also here because at the southeastern edge of the island, in an area we call the East Cape, there’s an important year-round haul-out for the endangered western population
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!