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robson bight orca cam

The camera at Critical Point is mounted on a steep, mossy hillside overlooking beautiful Robson Bight, an ecological reserve established to protect key orca habitats. It provides intimate views of orcas in a key part of their critical habitat as they forage, hunt, socialize, and relax in this incredibly stunning and meditative natural setting.

Whale watchers and recreational boaters are excluded from the reserve, and British Columbia Parks maintains a warden program to help ensure the orcas are free from disturbance. The Critical Point Camera thus provides a rare opportunity to view orcas as they conduct their daily lives in the wild. OrcaLab’s underwater hydrophone at Critical Point adds a dramatic acoustic dimension as the orcas hunt the big Chinook salmon that are so important to their diet.

  • topic: whales

  • location: critical point

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From OrcaLab HQ, this cam brings wide views of Blackney Pass, one of the main travel routes for Northern Resident orca families during the summer and fall. It also monitors humpback whales and steller sea lions. Catch spectacular sunrises all year round from beyond the mountains of Vancouver Island.

OrcaLab’s whale research station is located on Hanson Island in British Columbia’s Johnstone Strait at Blackfish Sound. These waters are the summer home to over 150 orca whales, and an ideal place to study the whales in their natural habitat. To that end, OrcaLab set up a network of remote hydrophones covering 50 sq. km of the surrounding core habitat for Northern Resident orcas. The lab has long shared its library of orca songs with a worldwide audience. It now adds a visual dimension, streaming a series of live cameras in partnership with explore.org.

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location: Hanson Island, British Columbia

best hours:8:15am - 6:15pm

time zone: Pacific Daylight Time

links: OrcaLab
Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC)
Earth Island Institute
EarthTrust

The camera at Critical Point is mounted on a steep, mossy hillside overlooking beautiful Robson Bight, an ecological reserve established to protect key orca habitats. It provides intimate views of orcas in a key part of their critical habitat as they forage, hunt, socialize, and relax in this incredibly stunning and meditative natural setting.

Whale watchers and recreational boaters are excluded from the reserve, and British Columbia Parks maintains a warden program to help ensure the orcas are free from disturbance. The Critical Point Camera thus provides a rare opportunity to view orcas as they conduct their daily lives in the wild. OrcaLab’s underwater hydrophone at Critical Point adds a dramatic acoustic dimension as the orcas hunt the big Chinook salmon that are so important to their diet.

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