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Stellers are the world’s largest sea lions, with the biggest males weighing in at over a ton. Their range in the northeastern Pacific includes British Columbia, and many make the waters of northern Hanson Island their winter home.

The live seal cam shows a favorite “haulout” of theirs, which is near OrcaLab. This live cam catches the drama as hundreds of Steller sea lions congregate and spend their days fishing, relaxing and socializing.

  • topic: sea lions

  • location: hanson island

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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

Stellers are the world’s largest sea lions, with the biggest males weighing in at over a ton. Their range in the northeastern Pacific includes British Columbia, and many make the waters of northern Hanson Island their winter home.

The live seal cam shows a favorite “haulout” of theirs, which is near OrcaLab. This live cam catches the drama as hundreds of Steller sea lions congregate and spend their days fishing, relaxing and socializing.