Visitors

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 0-10 SE
  • Sky: Overcast
  • Water: Calm

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today
  • Had a couple tours today, people from the college visiting race rocks

Ecological

  • 6 adult female elephant seals in the front yeard, and one of the pups, the other pup still hasn’t been around I assume she is out hunting, hopefully she will turn up soon

Friday

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 0-20 SE
  • Sky: Overcast
  • Water: Waves 1-2 metres
  • Hardly any wind today but the waves were a good size and there was a light rain throughout the day

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today
  • Guy and Mike came by to make sure the generator and all the new batteries and inverters were running well

Ecological

  • 6 adult female elephant seals in front of the house, one pup stayed near the jetty and I have not seen the other pup today, I think she is might be out hunting which is great, she’s lost a lot of baby fat

Census

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 10-20 NW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Calm

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today
  • Guy, Dan and Travis dropped by today to work on the internet and help me with a couple chores

Ecological

  • Yet another 2 females came by today making a total of 9 elephant seals all of them female

Census

  • stellar sea lions – 28
  • california sea lions – 35
  • harbour seals – 12
  • elephant seals – 9 female
  • gulls – 150
  • cormorants – 28
  • pigeon guillemots – 52
  • black turnstones – 18
  • harlequinn ducks – 12
  • oyster catchers – 14
  • fox sparrows – 2
  • geese – 12

Everyone in the water

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 5-20 NE
  • Sky: Overcast
  • Water: Calm this morning, waves in the afternoon 1-2 metres

Boats/Visitors

  • haven’t seen much boat activity but Guy did drop off a food order for me this morning

Ecological

  • the pups were playing together in the water this morning then came up to the front yard for awhile then all 5 female elephant seals went down to the water and they are there now

 

Census

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 0-10 SW
  • Sky: Cloudy
  • Water: Flat Calm

Boats/Visitors

  • a few boats went by today, along with a couple visitors on the island

Ecological

  • The pups are inseperable, its adorable, then an older female that is pretty large showed up today and got right in between them, the youngest pup was pretty upset about it but the three of them are napping together now

Census

  • stellar sea lions – 29
  • california sea lions – 74
  • harbour seals – 15
  • elephant seals – 3 female
  • gulls – 205
  • cormorants – 24
  • pigeon guillemots – 276
  • black turnstones – 31
  • harlequinn ducks – 12
  • oyster catchers – 12
  • fox sparrows – 2
  • geese – 14
  • eagles – 2

Wednesday

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 15-25 NW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Some waves throughout the day 0-1 metres

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today, had some visitors on the island today

Ecological

  • the past few days the two pups have been inseperable, they were playing together in the water this morning and are sleeping by the flag pole now, strange they havent seem to really connected with each other until the past few days

 

Tuesday

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 10-20 SW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Waves 0-1 metres

Boats/Visitors

  • a few boats went by today along with having a couple tours today from the college

Ecological

  • haven’t seen the males around, only 3 elephant seals on the island today, both the pups along with one tagged female elephant seal, tag is C-887

0 SW

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 0-10 SW was 0 this morning, came up in the afternoon
  • Sky: Very Sunny
  • Water: Flat Calm

Boats/Visitors

  • quite a few boats out there
  • also quite a few visitors coming to take a quick tour of race rocks

Ecological

  • The males both seem to have gone off today, I haven’t seen them, I’ve only seen the pups along with the two juvenile tagged females