Wind: 0-17 from varying directions throughout the day
Air Temperature: Low 9.2ºC, High 11.8ºC
Ocean Temperature: 9.0ºC
Today was spent preparing for the shift change. Anne Stewart will arriving tomorrow to take over as the Eco-Guardian.
There was one eco tour boat seen in the reserve today.
Here are the results of today’s megafauna census:
Steller Sea Lion: 58
California Sea Lion: 31
Harbour Seal: 79
Bald Eagle: 3
Canada Goose: 24
Pigeon Guillemot: 234
Black Turnstone: 16
Savannah Sparrow: 1
A bald eagle perches above a group of harbour seals on Turbine Rock.
Four cormorants dry off on land.
A wooden object (possibly a dock) floats by a group of sea lions.
Sea lions and harbour seals share the same rock on the South Islands.
The steller sea lion in the centre of the pack is branded 790R. It was a pup in 2009, at Rogue Reef, Oregon.