again a number of small fish balls


Saturday, July 06, 2002
Good Evening
TEMPERATURE: Max. 21.0 C  Min 9.7 C  Reset 19.7 C
MARINE LIFE: The birds were fairly quiet today except for trips out to sea for food, again a number of small fish balls mostly in and around the kelp beds to the east of Gr. Race. With several days now of sunshine and little wind the air is not as ‘fresh’ as one would like but we do get used to it after a while- air fresheners inside help, especially at meal time! Except for one or two small patches, the grass is brown and tinder dry. Still no seal pups in the dock area but sadly one female hauled out this morning with a dead pup which seems to be several days old. The female is very protective of the dead pup although she did let me close enough to have a look, I couldn’t see any obvious wounds and it seemed to be average in size so don’t know why it died. The mother stayed with the pup all day and often tried to push it’s head up with her nose and patted it every once in a while as if to ‘wake’ it up. Have had pups die like this in past years and the female has stayed with it for three days or more, it’s sad.
HUMAN INTERACTION: 1 dive boat, 21 ecotour boats and 9 pleasure craft today.
posted by Carol or Mike S at 6:05 PM
Good Morning
WEATHER: Sky Clear �� Vis. 15 Miles �� Wind Calm �� Sea Rippled
posted by Carol or Mike S at 5:57 AM