The passing of our former light keeper and ecoguardian Mike Slater.


Mike Slater

Carol Slater has just phoned to tell us that her husband Mike Slater passed away this morning. We extend our condolences to Carol and her family and acknowledge the many contributions made by Mike who was the last lightkeeper at Race Rocks , and the First Ecoguardian of the Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. The following posting profiles the life of Carol and Mike when they lived on Race Rocks.



Mike and Slash

Mike negotiating with Slash on whether he should be allowed to go on the docks to take the seawater samples for the day!



Elephant seals:4

Harlequin Ducks:4



Guillemots :5

Harbour seals:35

Californian Sea lions: 180

Steelers sea Lions:60


Black turnstones:10

Cormorants 175


anew elephant seal has arrived:a young male a few years old already big enough and healthy. the other ones don’t react negatively.