Camera Streaming Gray Seal Video On Maine Island
Seal Island Maine, about 20 miles off the mid-coast, is the second largest pupping ground for gray seals in the United States and now the public can view the gray seals with a camera streaming video. Muskeget Island off southern Massachusetts has the largest breeding colony.
This is thought to be the first live-streaming camera at an East Coast seal-pupping site. The tower-mounted camera will give scientists a closer look into the progression of seal-pupping season and will allow the public to watch the seals in their natural habitat.
The 65-acre island is owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and managed in cooperation with the National Audubon Society. The National Audubon Society along with explore.org, have set up the cameras. To view the gray seals on Seal Island click here