After more than a decade, the Walrus Cam on the northern tip of Alaska’s Round Island is back up and running again. No offense to the walruses but it looks like they smell really bad. Sorry!
The stream is being paid for by the philanthropic organization explore.org, which has donated to the struggling Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Associated Press reports:
A monetary grant from explore.org, along with other donations this year, have had an unintended benefit for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
The funds are allowing the Alaska state government — struggling financially because of low oil prices — to put two paid staff members on the island about 400 miles southwest of Anchorage to not only welcome the handful of visitors it gets every year, but also to help prevent boats or aircraft from spooking the 2-ton walruses and sparking a stampede.
Mostly the walruses seem to be chilling. Perhaps that will change? Only one way to find out.
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