Visibility: Started off at 10 miles but closed in to the point the fog horn was going off for a good part of the morning and then a sunny break this afternoon and back to pretty cloudy now
Wind: 10-15 W this morning picked up to above 30, same direction
Sky: pretty cloudy with a little break in the afternoon
Water: pretty flat but the current is very visible and moving
A few ecotours today
plenty of sea lions, not really seeing elephant seals, also there was about 26 of these birds I will post a picture of but I wasn’t what bird it was, will look into it.
Stellar Sea Lions: 176
California Sea Lions: 153
Elephant Seals: 0
Harbour Seals: 24
Unspecified Gulls: 212
Pigeon Guillemots: 0
Canada Geese: 8
Harlequinn Ducks: 0
Unspecified bird: 26
Have not spotted the river otters again
Sea lions refused to budge when I went to get the water sample, I gave up and found a way around the one that would not move
They somehow dragged a ladder down the jetty so I had a tough time retrieving that because the ladder was attached to a rope that got wrapped around a rock, I managed to bring it up behind the boat shed, also the boat shed door looks to be in pretty rough shape the sea lions are always piled up against it
I am back on Race Rocks and am very happy to be here, I had some log in trouble so this post will be for the past few days.
On the third it was nice and sunny with little breeze, it was so nice I could run the desalinator without the generator. Started getting cloudy the next couple days and this morning the fog horn went off for a few minutes.
I will be doing the census tomorrow but so far the number of sea lions seem to be growing, I have not seen any elephant seals, the harbour seal are right in there with the sea lions and I saw a river otter or two running around last night.
Plenty of whale watchers coming around everyday, a couple sailboats and other than that the DnD seem to be blasting consistently which the sea lions aren’t too happy about.
That sums up my first few days back, I will be doing the census tomorrow and here are a few pictures from the last couple days.