New Tiny Elephant Seal


  • Visibility: 15 miles
  • Wind: 0-5 knots SW
  • Sky: overcast in the morning, sunny all day!
  • Water: calm
  • Beautiful day!


  • Saw a California sea lion branded U33 (perhaps U?33)
  • 16 elephant seals on Great Race today.
  • A very tiny seal (though weaner sized, based on its coat a yearling) spent the afternoon on the rocks near the jetty.
  • It had very little interaction with the bigger elephant seals, and then it swam away.
  • 3 elephant seals on Middle Rock.
  • Saw a hummingbird today.

Brand U33


  • Painting.
  • Ran the desalinator.


  • Many eco-tours came by today. At least 10.
  • Some of them appeared to be too close to the sea lions near the derrick.