Watch 14,000 walruses straight chillin’ on Alaska’s best new live cam

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After almost 10 years, a delightful webcam showing male Pacific walruses lounging on an Alaskan beach is streaming once again. Now animal lovers (or people who are bored at work) can watch 14,000 of the flabby fellows, 24/7.

The high-definition stream, which first aired in 2005 on the remote Round Island, went dormant after private funding dried up. But thanks to the philanthropic organization Explore.org, a version of the camera is back up and running.

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The monetary grant from Explore.org, along with other donations made this year, have allowed Alaska’s state government — which is struggling financially because of low oil prices — to put two paid staff members on the island, about 400 miles southwest of Anchorage. The staff not only welcomes the handful of visitors it gets every year, but also helps to prevent boats or aircrafts from spooking the 2-ton walruses and sparking a stampede. Read more…

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Watch 14,000 walruses straight chillin’ on Alaska’s best new live cam

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