Jan 20: Wind North around 15 knots, partly clear sky. The Coast Guard vessel Sir Wilfred Laurier came by to do a buoy tender on the Rosedale reef marker. 1 pleasure craft and 1 ecotour. I called the eco tour company to let them know they were too close to mammals and that there had been some disturbance.
Jan 21: Wind N around 15 knots, periods of rain. Younger male elephant seal has been on the main island most days lately. Towards dusk I heard the vocalizations of a elephant seal pup and mother again on West rock. I think this is probably a second birth for this season. There have been 4 regular female elephant seals on the small island and there hasn’t been a sign of the other pup since the first week.. Worked on fire wood cutting and storage, cleaned sensors on YSI salinity instrument that had been giving faulty reading.