The adventures of a newborn elephant seal off the coast of Vancouver Island are being streamed online.

The pup arrived Monday evening, and is the first elephant seal born at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve in 2014.

“Pup and mother are doing well,” staff wrote on the reserve’s website.

Located two kilometres offshore in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Race Rocks is the only place in Canada where elephant seals breed. The massive seals — adults can weigh more than a car — usually prefer breeding colonies in Oregon or northern California.

The species was nearly hunted to extinction in the 19th century, but their population began to rebound after they became protected under the Fisheries Act.

Live video of the pup and its mother can be viewed on the Race Rocks website.

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