The California Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and PRBO Conservation Science have teamed up to launch a live streaming web cam.
This camera, which sits atop the lighthouse, can be used to observe breeding bird colonies, and breeding seal and sea lion colonies. It can also be used to observe ocean conditions and the off-shore activity of birds, whales and, possibly, great white sharks.
We hope to collect valuable scientific data with minimal wildlife disturbance and environmental impact. Researchers, wildlife managers, and curators can remotely control the camera to view whatever interests them and, at the same time, give the general public the opportunity to explore the islands remotely.