See Vancouver Island Orcas Live on Wildlife Cams (and get text updates)

Photo credit: Robert Pittman | Wikipedia

Photo credit: Robert Pittman | Wikipedia

Need a little more orca in your life?

Some amazing wildlife cams are giving animal lovers a chance to see the killer whales that swim off Vancouver’s coast up close and personal. Better still: You can sign up for text alerts when whales are in view so you never miss a minute of orca action.  

The cams monitor four separate sites in Johnstone Strait at the northeastern end of Vancouver Island. They’re operated by OrcaLab, an organization that has tracked killer whale activity in British Columbia’s Inside Passage for more than 40 years. One camera shows the stormy surface of Cracroft Point, while another underwater cam offers a fish-eye view from a kelp forest. A third camera gives a glimpse of remote Parson Island, while a fourth is trained down on a rubbing beach, a spot where orcas come to rub on rocks.

Photo credit: Winky | Wikipedia

Photo credit: Winky | Wikipedia

The cameras have been broadcasting live for years, but in a unique new partnership with the website explore.org, viewers can now register online to get text alerts whenever orcas come into view. The website features hundreds of wildlife cameras from around the world. Viewers can register for text updates by scrolling midway down the page and entering their phone number into the Alert Hotline box on the left-hand side (which can be a little hard to find).

Screenshot from explore.org

Screenshot from explore.org

In some instances, it’s possible to see the same pod of whales make an appearance in multiple cameras, as they make their way through the strait. Even when there’s not quite so much drama, the cams still offer a stunning view of British Columbia’s coastline and seascape: from brooding mountains ringed with clouds to underwater worlds teeming with schools of fish.

Check out all the orca action at explore.org.

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