Camera 1–Remote Control–Top of the Lighthouse

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


Video of vocalizations of pup and mother on day 1,
Jan  14,2014



Pictures of the new pup
at two days old –Jan 15

Check the Race Rocks Log for updates of pictures and archived videos.


newpup Ed Note: Jan 14: Bertha gave birth to new pup sometime last night. Pup and mother doing well–  Link to: Previous  elephant seal births at Race Rocks  Ed Note: January 3, 2014, Bertha the Elephant seal who has given birth on Great Race Rocks previously has just moved back onto the island. We are anticipating a new birth within the next week or so. (In 2011 it was on Jan 15) She is located near the pathway intersection at the base of the tower. Please close this screen in your browser after watching. The bandwidth used is very high so more viewers will be able to use the site if it is not streaming to your computer when you are not watching. If no one else is waiting, you can renew your view after two minutes.  

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.

Ed Note Re Network Problems: Jan 16 11:30 AM: Network is back on ! Thanks to Jonathan in IT  at Pearson College UWC for the fast action in replacing the main switch at the top of the lighthouse on Race Rocks.

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Animal Census

Low winds today picking up in the afternoon/evening. Clear skies for most of the day. Forecasted winds of 15 knots for tomorrow morning rising to 30 in the afternoon.







Animal Census (by Anne):

Steller Sea Lions 229
California Sea Lions 388
Harbour Seals 81
Glaucous-winged Gulls 301 (including 29 chicks)
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Pelagic Cormorant 1
Canada Goose 11
Black Oyster Catcher 11
Black Turnstone 1
Greater Yellow legs 1
Very large mixed species feeding groups to the west southwest of reserve including 100s of Rhinoceros auklets, Common Murres, Heerman’s Gulls and California Gulls.

37 whale watching boats

5 recreational boats

3-4 trips from Second Nature

Baleen whale this morning spotted feeding in the same place as yesterday evening, to the SW end of the reserve.

Anne continued with training today. James from Hybrid Plumbing came out to fix the water heater this morning. Changed cartridge filters on desalinator. Prepared for shift change.



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