An ugly of walruses. [image courtesy shutterstock]
It’s Friday and who doesn’t need a little more Walrus in their lives? I certainly do. Streaming live 24-7 from Round Island, Alaska (in the aptly named Walrus Islands) is the Walrus Cam. You can watch the walrus in the waves. Walrus laying on the beach. The ungainliness as the they attempt to transfer between these two states. ALL WALRUS. ALL THE TIME.
The remote Round Island is a walrus favorite. They come back year after year to haul-out on the beach. Up to 14,000 walruses have been counted on the island on a single day! So enjoy the soothing sounds and visions of walrus, waves, and waddling.
Kim is a Senior Oceanographer at Sea-Bird Scientific. She received her Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the University of Washington in 2010. Her goal in life is to throw expensive s**t in the ocean. When not at sea, she has used observations from moored, satellite and land-based instruments to understand the pathways that wind and tidal energy take from large (internal tides) to small scales (turbulence). Her current mission is to make your oceanographic data be the best data it can be.