Sunday

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 20-40 SW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Waves 1-2 metres

Boats/Visitors

  • Didn’t really see any boats today, its been blowing pretty hard

Ecological

  • the 5 female elephant seals are still around, no new ones today

Friday

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 10-20 NW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Pretty calm throughout the day

Boats/Visitors

  • a few boats went by today

Ecological

  • An adult female elephant seal showed up today and she had a pretty wornout orange tag on her that so she was definitely the one here last week, it is an orange tag reading T563, she was here on March 21st as well when I took the picture of it
  • the pups are doing fine and were right beside each other this morning but now are a bit seperated on either side of the adult females
  • also there were about 6 ravens flying around, I don’t see them around too often, I’ve seen crows around but not many ravens

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: 15-30 SW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Some waves 0-1 metres

Boats/Visitors

  • a few boats went by today, ecotours and fishing

Ecological

  • The pup were following each other for a bit this morning then went back to what seems to be their favourite spots
  • Not much other than that happening, its been very windy today

 

Sunday

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 0-10 SE
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Some waves 0-1 metre

Boats/Visitors

  • a few boats went by today

Ecological

  • the youngest pup went in the water today, photo included below
  • another juvenile female elephant seal showed up, untagged

Friday

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 0-15 NW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Waves 1-3 metres today

Boats/Visitors

  • a few boats went by today, ecotours

Ecological

  • just the two female pups on island today

Notes

  • went off island for a couple hours today, ran into town for a short visit
  • looks like low winds this weekend, maybe a few short tours of the island next week

 

Census

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 15-40 SW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Waves 1-2 metres

Boats/Visitors

  • haven’t seen much activity probably because it was blowing 40 knots but the DND was blasting today

Ecological

  • way less activity than usual probably because of the weather today, its supposed to calm down tomorrow

Census

  • stellar sea lions – 22
  • california sea lions – 43
  • harbour seals – 0
  • elephant seals – 3 female
  • gulls – 215
  • cormorants – 31
  • pigeon guillemots – 0
  • black turnstones – 18
  • harlequinn ducks – 12
  • oyster catchers – 8
  • fox sparrows – 2
  • geese – 14