Large wave day, Minke Whale observed

Friday, November 02, 2001
Good evening
WEATHER: Max. 10.7ºC — Min 7.5ºC — Reset 8.1ºC Rain 0.4 mm Wind was light and variable. It was a great day to be on the rock.
Although the sea was fairly calm, the 4-6′ swells coming in from the west and piling up to 10-12′ green and white frothy curls on the underwater reefs made for great wave watching!
MARINE LIFE: The birds continue to feed in in large numbers but impossible to count because of the glare on the sea.It was also impossible to positively identify a whale that looked like a 18-20′ Minke Whale even with the telescope, because of the glare and distance.2 of the 4 Northern Elephant Seals regularly hauling out in various areas of Gr. Race spent several hours on the boat ramp enjoying the sun.
HUMAN INTERACTION: There were 5 tour boats and one pleasure craft (4 metre sailboat) in the M.P.A. today.posted by Carol or Mike S at 7:20 PM
Good morning
Sky part cloudy — Vis. 15 miles — Wind west 14 knots — Sea 1 – 2 foot chop
posted by Carol or Mike S at 7:17 AM