‘Kelp Cam’, cooler than you think

I already posted about spying on the eagles in Channel Islands National Park (check it out the eaglets are thriving!).

Alerted by a recent tweet from the Department of the Interior, I’ve added a new wildlife cam to my guilty pleasures: the Channel Islands Kelp Cam.

The live feed offers a visual tour of a giant kelp forest off Anacapa Island in Southern California. Keep an eye out for anemones, sea urchins, sponges and, of course, fish among the hypnosis-inducing swaying of the kelp. The National Park Service says passing lobsters, stingrays and sea lions also sometimes make an appearance!

Warning: this footage causes awe and relaxation.


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Photo courtesy, NPS.