Camera 1–Remote Control–Top of the Lighthouse

Camera 1- Remote Control –located on the top of the light tower..UWCpearsoncollegeiconPlease close this screen after you have watched it.



Directions for Control: Press the lower right square cross icon to gain control for 2 minutes at a time .  You can regain control if no one else is trying to control the camera. Use the presets or click directly on the picture to change positions. Use the vertical bar to zoom. At the top middle click on 320×240 down arrow and select 640×480. Please close this page when not in use to help us provide better bandwidth to others.  If you see a “camera is busy sign”, this is because the maximum number of users has been reached. Wait a few minutes and try again. Lester Pearson College purchased this camera, a Canon VB-C60  from NuSpectra.


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Melanitta perspicillata: Surf Scoter–Race Rocks Taxonomy


Surf scoter,  Melanitta perspicillata at Race Rocks photo by Nick Townley


Surf scoter, Melanitta perspicillata in flight

surfscoterSurf Scoters are often sighted off the shores of Taylor beach in the fall (see ) but only show up at Race Rocks occasionally .. see the Christmas Bird Count records: The first photographic record we have was taken in November, 2014 by Ecoguardian Nick Townley.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Subfamily: Merginae
Genus: Melanitta
Species: M. perspicillata

Surf Scoter range

Winter and Summer range of surf scoter: from seaduck ventures page

An excellent reference on the surf scoter with an image of the range can be found on the seaduck ventures page





Return to the Race Rocks Taxonomy and Image File

The Race Rocks taxonomy is a collaborative venture originally started with the Biology and Environmental Systems students of Lester Pearson College UWC. It now has contributions added by Faculty, Staff, Volunteers and Observers on the remote control webcams.

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