Baby albatross fed, video


This video, recorded in Hawaii, says about itself:

[New born albatross] Kialoa gets fed, Kauai Laysan Albatross Cam, 28 January, 2016

A clip showing the first feeding on cam, in daylight!

It takes some maneuvering, but [father] Ikaika and Kialoa eventually figure it out. The gooey substance Ikaika coughs up is dense, nutritious stomach oil that will help Kialoa grow rapidly.

Laysan albatross chick gets breakfast, video


This video from Hawaii says about itself:

Laysan Albatross Chick Gets Breakfast

1 February 2016

Honua, a two-day old chick, receives a feeding from Mom Moana. Thank you Cornell Lab of Ornithology for the Live Cam. Thank you Kauai Albatross Network for work you do for these incredible seabirds.

Baby albatross born in Hawaii


This video from Hawaii is called Kialoa first day, Laysan Albatross Cam, 28 January, 2016.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA says about it:

Welcome, Baby Kialoa!

The first chick of the season on the Laysan Albatross Cam completed hatching on the morning of January 28. Our volunteer camera operators caught a glimpse of the downy chick under its dad, Ikaika (video above …). The female, Mokihana, is away feeding at sea, but we hope to see her return soon to take over brooding duty and meet her newly hatched chick.

The chick was named Kialoa by a Native Hawaiian scientist. Kialoa means “long, light / swift canoe,” and was named after the amazing long-distance voyaging Hawaiian canoes that so aptly mimic the long-distance foraging flights of these graceful seabirds.

Albatrosses interact with natural elements in ways we aspire to when sailing – wings as sails, body as a canoe, built-in compass, and long-distance mentality. All three chicks expected to hatch on this site will be named in honor of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.

Over the next few days, one of the parents will constantly brood the chick, keeping it warm under his or her feathers. It will be fed on dense stomach oil and partially digested food regurgitated from the parent’s belly. Keep watching the cam here to follow Kialoa’s progress!

Hawaii albatross webcams working again


This Midway Atoll video is called Dancing Laysan Albatrosses.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA today:

Over two months ago, Laysan Albatrosses began returning from their epic ocean voyages to the green warmth of Kauai‘s north shore to breed. Mated pairs met up again after long absences, greeting each other with beautiful dances and gentle nuzzling, ready to start anew at the task of successfully raising the next generation of winged spirits. Thanks to the help of the Kauai Albatross Network and a gracious homeowner, you have a front row seat on our Albatross Cam! Watch cam.

This year’s site features four nests on camera (two fertile, two infertile), and a fifth fertile nest just out of view:

Kauai albatross nests

The parents of the central fertile nest, situated in front of the cam under the ironwood tree, are Manawanui (KP796) and unbanded Moana; the egg was laid on November 28, 2015. The parents on the upper nest to the right of Manawanui and Moana are male Mokihana (KP194) and female Ikaika (unbanded), and their egg was laid November 26. There is another fertile nest just out of sight of the camera, downslope; an egg laid on December 3 is tended by parents Ka`imi (KP093) and Lilinoe (KP688). It takes 62 days for a Laysan Albatross egg to hatch, so there’s around a week of incubation left at these nests.

There are also two infertile nests being tended by two female-female pairs: Pilialoha (K097) and Mahealani (KP672) are at the lower nest (beneath Mokihana and Ikaika); and Lawakua and Kiwahiwa are at the nest to the left of Manuwanui and Moana’s nest, near the driveway. Female-female pairs are infrequent but have been well-documented on Kauai and Oahu in the past. Cooperative breeding behavior between unrelated adults is thought to be partially a result of there being more females in the population than males, and can lead to successful breeding attempts, making it a better option than not breeding at all. Though the eggs being incubated at these particular nests are infertile, the adults will continue to care for them until it’s clear they aren’t going to hatch, likely sometime in mid-February.

Last year’s on-camera parents continue to nest at the property that formerly hosted the cam during 2014-2015. We will update about these pairs on Facebook and Twitter as we learn more about their nesting efforts from the Kauai Albatross Network.

You can check out highlights from past seasons or learn more about albatrosses in our FAQs while we await hatch at the new nests. Special thanks to all of the volunteer cam operators and “tweeters” who will be doing their best to make sure that not a moment is missed—thanks for watching!

Unique Hawaiian dolphin videos


This video says about itself:

9 December 2015

You think you know dolphins. We’re about to show you something you’ve never seen before. We guarantee it.

Wild Pantropical Spotted Dolphins, filmed in Hawai’i with unprecedented behavior.

And here is the sequel to that video.

That video says about itself:

Unbelievable Dolphin Encounter – Behind the Scenes

9 December 2015

Here you get the back story about our dolphin video and what went into creating this footage.

Please share with family and friends!! For more information, check out our website at www.SeeThroughSea.com!

Laysan albatrosses in love, video


This video from Kauai island in Hawaii says about itself:

Laysan Albatross Courtship Dancing

18 November 2015

Adult albatrosses may spend months apart from their partners while foraging between breeding attempts; when they arrive on the breeding grounds, pairs reconnect through a series of highly choreographed dances that reinforce their bond and suitability as a mate. Check out this clip taken with a #GoPro during the 2015 season’s installation to get a sense of the impressive coordination and skill of these talented dancers.

Camera is normally live from late January through mid-July—tune in here.

False killer whales, Hawaii, close up video


This video from Hawaii says about itself:

Extreme close up FALSE KILLER WHALES, Oahu, Hawaii

20 September 2015

Hawaiian false killer whales, as you’ve never seen them before…! Extreme closeups, and even an underwater smile for the GoPro.

False killer whales share a very similar skull and other traits with true Orca (uncommon, long-lived, slow to mature, calve only once every 6-7 years). However, they are quite distinct from them. For instance, though both are top predators, false killers rarely attack mammalian prey. And while Orca are quite popular, most folks have never heard of the pseudorca – false killer whale, or its highly endangered plight.

Go to the source – Learn more about conservation efforts, why they are needed and research focused on Hawaii’s False Killer Whales: here.