Hanson Island. Sea Lions Beach

A rocky beach on the Canadian island of Hanson has become home to sea lions. Representatives of this species come here and pose for a webcam installed by the OrcaLab. Sea lions, unlike killer whales living off the coast of the island during the summer months, swim to the shores of Hanson in mid-September.

Sea lions catch fish near the shore and simply relax or communicate with each other. Surveillance cameras on the beach often snatch sea lion close ups, so you can learn, in detail, how these unusual animals behave.

Tourists should get a guide who lives near Hanson Island. These guides know their native terrain well; they always show the places where sea lions, killer whales, eagles, and other animals live. The nearest inhabited island to Hanson is Alert Bay, about 8.5 kilometers away.

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