Bear Valley Visitor Center Lighting Retrofit:
Due to safety concerns during the installation of new LED lights, sections of the Bear Valley Visitor Center's exhibit area may be closed through the end of July. More »
The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed on Saturday, July 16.
We are sorry for any inconvenience, but the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach will be closed on Saturday, July 16. It will open at 10 am on Sunday, July 17.
Reading Room: Videos: Drakes Estero Wildlife Monitoring Cameras - 2008
Below are descriptions of directories containing the Wildlife Monitoring Camera videos taken of harbor seal haul-out sites within Drakes Estero during 2008. Due to camera settings, there may be discrepancies between the time values between the videos and the Oyster Activity Worksheet (238 KB Zip file). Not all videos are documented on the Oyster Activity Worksheet.
The QuickTime video files found in these directories range from 19 KB to 5.6 MB in size and are from 1 second to 3 minute 28 seconds in length. If any of the videos do not play on your computer, you may not have the latest version of QuickTime.
Click on a hyperlinked date or date range below to open up the desired directory.
Video Tape 1 contains:
Video Tape 2 contains:
Did You Know?
Elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) regularly plunge to depths of 2000 feet to find food, but even far below the ocean's surface they are affected by warming temperatures and melting Antarctic ice. More...