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Historic Lifeboat Station near Chimney Rock
When to Watch
Anytime! Text RELEASE to 65179 to get livestream alerts from The Marine Mammal Center when they’re releasing patients at this location! (Message and data rates may apply, see Terms & Conditions. Text STOP to stop.)
What to Look For
This webcam is operated by the The Marine Mammal Center, a non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and releases marine mammals who are injured, ill, or abandoned. The beach next to the Historic Lifeboat Station is one of the locations where they release wild animals that have been nursed back to health in their hospital. You might see the release of California sea lions, Pacific harbor seals, northern elephant seals, Guadalupe fur seals, or northern fur seals anytime between March and December. Animals may also be released between January and March if there are no female elephant seals with pups onsite.
In addition to patient releases, wild northern elephant seals are often visible on this webcam! Between December and March, look for females giving birth and caring for their pups, or adult males battling for dominant status. Between February and April, look for elephant seal pups that have been weaned from their moms and are now figuring out life on their own. From March through May, you might see adult female or juvenile elephant seals molting their fur and skin.
Last updated: April 28, 2023