Gibraltar Bay

This webcam on The Rock provides a view of the Bay and Strait of Gibraltar and is rotated periodically. One of the main tourist attractions is going up to see the Barbary apes at the top.

Gibraltar Bay, located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula, is the central feature of this astronaut photograph. The famous Rock of Gibraltar that forms the northeastern border of the bay is formed of Jurassic-era seafloor sediments that solidified into limestone, a rock formed mostly of the mineral calcite, which is found in the shells of sea creatures. The limestone was subsequently lifted above the ocean surface when the African and Eurasian tectonic plates collided.

The cities of La Linea and Algeciras bordering the bay, together with petroleum-processing facilities along the northern shoreline, are part of Spain, whereas the city of Gibraltar itself (to the west of and including the Rock) is under the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »

New born visits via babycam

Relatives and friends can watch videos of newborn babies on their phone as part of a “babycam” trial in several Perth maternity hospitals.

St John of God Hospital in Murdoch is one of the first to offer the Look My Baby service to new parents, allowing friends and family around the world to make a “virtual visit” to see their bundle of joy.

The Australian-developed service uses a small webcam attached to the baby’s cot which can stream live video of the new baby over the internet to a mobile phone or computer. Parents subscribe to the service for the length of their hospital stay and a security access code allows them to choose who is given access to the virtual baby visit.

Friends and family can watch the video of the baby free apart from the usual cost of their internet access.

SJOG Murdoch director of nursing Robyn Sutherland said the new service not only helped connect families who lived long distances apart but could also be a useful way to avoid tired mothers having too many visitors.

“Our new babies receive many welcome visitors, but this service can give friends and family the option of enjoying a virtual visit instead, giving our new mums a little more time to relax before going home,” she said.  Read the rest of this entry »

Gloucester Massachusetts Webcam of The Day

Keep Up With The Greasy Pole Reconstruction on The Discover Gloucester Outer Harbor Webcam.

A place to see, feel and taste history, Gloucester’s working waterfront and ineffable beauty have drawn fishermen, families, artists and visitors for over four hundred years. Click HERE for a list of dozens of Gloucester area webcams.

Webcam List : Animal Cams Part.1

Bristol Zoo -Great Britain. Live streams of Gorillas, Birds, Rhinos and more. A great pleasure
Henry Doorly Zoo -Omaha, nebraska. A controllable cam showing the penguins. Great!
Buenaventura Hummin Bird Cam – Ecuador. You see an actual streaming feed of humming birds at their feeder. It’s not exactly live, but updated every day. I love those birds! “We are proud to present our first Webcam in the Forest – the ‘Puro’ webcam, which shows streaming wildlife footage from the breathtaking and remote tropical forest of Fundación Jocotoco’s Buenaventura Reserve, Ecuador.”
Munich Zoo Cam  -Bavaria, Germany, the “Hellabrun Tierpark”. Several cams showing the elephant house.
Panda Cam-Sichuan, China. Watch the giant Pandas live!
Froggy Cam  -Austia. You like toads and frogs? Froggycam rotates among habitats of fire-bellied toads, african dwarf frogs and the beautiful leopard frog!
Otter Cam-Scotland. Otters in care at the IOSF rehabilitation centre on the Isle of Skye.Here you can see Lelly and Tweed, who are both about 6 months old. Lelly is the smaller female and Tweed is larger and male. They spend a lot of time sleeping but if you are patient, as when watching otters in the wild, you may see them coming out to feed or squabbling over a fish! Read the rest of this entry »