DND blasting

Good morning
Sky overcast — Vis. 15 miles — Wind south west 10 knots — Sea rippled
posted by Carol or Mike S at 7:12 AM
Friday, October 19, 2001
Good evening
Max 10.5ºC — Min 8.8ºC — Reset 9.9ºC Rain 2.4 mm — Sky cloudy until 11:45 than part cloudy
posted by Carol or Mike S at 7:20 P
If you were watching camera #1 or #3 in the last few minutes you may wonder why the Sea Lions all rushed into the water,well the D.N.D. are preforming explosive exercises. Yesterday morning we counted 580 sea lions hauled out on the various islets but after three ‘blast ‘series fewer than 50 sea lions remained hauled out, by 2 p.m. when the blasting had ended for the day we counted only 9 sea lions hauled out on the rocks. This morning fewer than 100 sea lions had returned to the haul out areas. The first blast today at aprox. 10:28 alerted the animals and the second blast about 2 minutes later scared all but 23 into the water. Since the two blasts 10:51 and 10:53 only 17 animals are stilled hauled out!
posted by Carol or Mike S at 11:03 AM