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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Cloudy skies, with rain. Light Northerly winds. Calm seas.

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The Canada Geese seemed pleased with all the puddles of freshwater from the rain overnight. They were drinking and splashing/bathing all day. There was an Elephant seal on the grass in front of the desalinator bunker this morning. Then, after an hour or so of growling and gurgling, she just up and and left. Still lots of Eagles. The Gulls are getting pretty busy, especially up on the peak of the roof. I was wondering what they were up to all night, smashing around up there. This morning I went out and watched them do this sideways flying-skip manoeuvre while one chases the other. Their clickety-clackety bird claws make a ruckus on the sheet metal roof.

Checked the battery bank at sunrise. It still had a decent charge, even after a cloudy day. Chris says he’s found a supplier for the broken voltage controller, which could arrive tomorrow.

-Started a GIS project for Race Rocks using the free program QGIS and an orthophoto from the CRD Atlas.
-Built and set up 3 more goose exclusion fences
-Cleaned Keeper’s house

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