Live Penguin Cam – Warrnambool, Victoria

20 Nov 2012 0 3,176 VIEWS

In a world first, we're bringing you 24/7 vision from inside the nests of wild penguins LIVE online.

Exclusive to Coastalwatch, this is a unique collaboration between nature media and travel company Wildiaries.comWarrnambool Council,Coastcare and optical company Swarovski Optik.

Season is over and we'll be back next year - Stay tuned!


The Penguins of Warrnambool

Watch as the Little Penguin colony's life and death saga unfolds.

Almost wiped out a few years ago, the colony is now thriving under the watchful eyes of two guard dogs: Eudy & Tula. The two Maremmas (Italian sheep dogs) are fierce with foxes but gentle with penguins. A devoted team from the Warrnambool Coastcare and Landcare Group monitor the colony.

Exceptional love stories are played out every season as adult birds risk their lives daily just to feed each other and nurture an egg. They will take turns to head into freezing Southern ocean waters with nothing but a matted pelt of downy feathers to keep warm, searching for tiny baitfish and squid.

If they're lucky, both partners will survive. The tiny chicks born underground will spend several weeks with only a small window to the outside. 

Parents' success at sea and their ability work together is the key to survival in a world where as few as one in ten chicks will reach adult hood. If they make it through harsh weather and avoid the penguin's super-predators (cats, foxes and dogs), they will begin their own courting, mating and breeding cycle to raise a family themselves in the coming seasons.

Tags: Live Penguin Cam, penguin, Warrnambool, Victoria (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
Features
Anzac Day Long Weekend Surf Forecast

Anzac Day Long Weekend Surf Forecast

The Anzac long weekend is upon us. Check out the forecast.

0 24 Apr 2014
22 Photos From Around Australia – Easter Weekend, 2014

22 Photos From Around Australia – Easter Weekend, 2014

Gallery: A four day weekend and it was pumping pretty much everywhere.

0 24 Apr 2014
A Wink And A Nod – Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2014

A Wink And A Nod – Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2014

Sean Doherty reports from an epic Finals Day at Bells and Winkipop.

4 23 Apr 2014
Recent

Damian Landmark | Nokia Lumia 1020 Member Of The Month – April 2014

Awesome shots from the South Coast score April's MOTM.

0 24 Apr 2014
Life's a Beach Photo Competition Finalists Announced

Life's a Beach Photo Competition Finalists Announced

0 24 Apr 2014
Spirit Of Akasha

Spirit Of Akasha

0 16 Apr 2014
Video: The Captain | Red Bull Cape Fear

Video: The Captain | Red Bull Cape Fear

2 16 Apr 2014
Rip Curl Pro Wildcards decided at the Building a Healthier Victoria Trials

Rip Curl Pro Wildcards decided at the Building a Healthier Victoria Trials

1 14 Apr 2014
Latest News
Damian Landmark | Nokia Lumia 1020 Member Of The Month – April 2014

Damian Landmark | Nokia Lumia 1020 Member Of The Month – April 2014

Awesome shots from the South Coast score April's MOTM.

Life's a Beach Photo Competition Finalists Announced

Life's a Beach Photo Competition Finalists Announced

Submission time is over and the final eight entries for the Life's a Beach Photo Competition have been decided and placed in a gallery for your perusal!

Spirit Of Akasha

Spirit Of Akasha

The film featuring world champion surfers Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore, Tom Curren, Kelly Slater, Beau Young and many more.

Video: The Captain | Red Bull Cape Fear

Video: The Captain | Red Bull Cape Fear

Mark Mathews has built his career on predicting swells. This knowledge is crucial when it comes to deciding when to run Red Bull Cape Fear. As we enter the waiting period, the pressure mounts on Mark to get the decision right.

Rip Curl Pro Wildcards decided at the Building a Healthier Victoria Trials

Rip Curl Pro Wildcards decided at the Building a Healthier Victoria Trials

Local surfers, Cahill Bell-Warren and Zoe Clarke have gained a wildcard into the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach after taking out the Building a Healthier Victoria Trials in small waves at Bells Beach.

Popular This Week
Video: Far Northern NSW – Easter Saturday, 2014

Video: Far Northern NSW – Easter Saturday, 2014

Standout Sessions: The long weekend delivers!

Video: Russell Bierke Saturday Morning Pit

Video: Russell Bierke Saturday Morning Pit

Wave of the Week: Bierkey navigates big ol' ocean with his South Coast cool.

Video: The Captain | Red Bull Cape Fear

Video: The Captain | Red Bull Cape Fear

Mark Mathews has built his career on predicting swells. This knowledge is crucial when it comes to deciding when to run Red Bull Cape Fear. As we enter the waiting period, the pressure mounts on Mark to get the decision right.

Gallery: Maldives – April 2014

Gallery: Maldives – April 2014

Dreamy escapism from North Malè to the Central Atolls and down to the Southern Atolls.

Easter Long Weekend Surf Forecast 18 - 21 April 2014

Easter Long Weekend Surf Forecast 18 - 21 April 2014

Easter is here and so is the swell. Check out the long weekend forecast.

Go to Top
Feedback Form
Leads to Insight