See the Rocky Farallon Islands on Webcam

September 18th, 2012 by Mark

On today’s featured webcam, you can see the largest seabird breeding colony in the US. The webcam shows the Farallon Islands – three islands that are located 28 miles from the San Francisco coast.

The islands are home to a wide array of wildlife, including seabirds and seals, while whales and sharks can often be found swimming in the surrounding waters.

Where oh where are the seabirds? Apparently they’re not about today.

The islands became a National Wildlife Refuge in 1909 thanks to President Theodore Roosevelt. The move was made to help protect the wildlife living there. This protection continues up to today, with the general public not allowed on the islands. All the more reason to check out the Farallon Islands’ webcam!

The islands have been responsible for many shipwrecks. One notable example is the SS Henry Bergh, that is still visible from the islands. The ship was a troop carrier that hit the islands in 1944. Nobody died in the incident.

You can check out the webcam here.

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