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.

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

 

 

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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.

Recent Posts

Spot the Mian.

Weather was happening all around Race Rocks today but it was pretty nice here. There was a significant swell, which is nice to watch, unless you want to launch a boat. Across the Strait, on the American side, it was really pouring on the Olympic Peninsula especially in the Elwah Valley. Here, clouds came and went, it rained a little, it shone a bit and the barometer was actually up and steady after yesterday’s low. Forecast is for more of the same.

There were only two whale-watching boats observed in the Ecological Reserve today and one was a “new” catamaran vessel that I have not seen before, called “4-Ever Wild”.

Juan de Fuca Warrior spent the day with a crew diving in the Ecological Reserve most of the day again today. I forgot to mention that yesterday there were three happy kayakers enjoying a paddle in the Ecological Reserve and unwittingly getting a little too close to the sealions.

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Kayakers disturb sealions too

Some of the photos of sealions taken from the tower actually show Elephant Seals too. Can you spot the Elephant Seals in these two photos?
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I spent quite a bit of time troubleshooting web-cams, “watertight boxes”, power and ethernet lines, not very successfully, but maybe tomorrow. I changed both of the cartridge filters on the desalinator today. I worked on further organization of the brand, tag and entanglement data for both species of sealion and got some new photos of brands.
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The Steller Sealion in the background Euju 299Y was I believe, tagged on St. George Island in the Bering Sea. The Y refers to that location which is close to 5,000 kilometers away from Race Rocks. Looking for confirmation of this amazing voyage.

The Steller Sealion in the background Euju 299Y was I believe, tagged on St. George Island in the Bering Sea. The Y refers to that location which is close to 5,000 kilometers away from Race Rocks. Looking for confirmation of this amazing voyage.

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