At 8:00:10 North East wind ,calm and overcast .Rain in the morning and no wind at all around 10AM .The usual calm weather before a storm and around 6:00PM to 11:00, The wind from West raised steadily from 20 to 40 knots . We noticed that the darkness is coming only after 6H30
Vessel and aeroplans
The morning was really calm so it was easy for me to notice that something was wrong…like a chainsaw running somewhere and looking by the window all around the rock you could see a small grey zodiac, full speed creating a panic all around!!! Finally It headed to Pedder Bay…End of the story. I Coast guard’s helicopter
Eagles :2 but 5 on Sunday
Steller Sea Lions :22
Californian Sea Lion:60
Elephant Seals:2 juvenile males and 1 pup
Geese :8 on Saturday and 17 on Sunday!
Pigeons- Guillemots :around 35
Oystercatchers:8 on Saturday but 18 on Sunday
It is interesting to notice that on Saturday with the coming storm the Island was not as busy as on Sunday where we could see more animals especially birds around.
Calm day with a west wind 5 knots,overcast,cold:2.1 degrees Celsius. The wind picked up in the evening and reached 40 knots around midnight.
We put back to the sea the dead pup. Guy used the crane . One student help,ready to cut the line ( It was not necessary)and the others watchedIt is amazing to see how big in only one month this elephant seal pup became!
The census was done with the students
Steller’s Sea lions : 21
Californian Sea lions:92
Elephant seals:3 – 1 adult male , 1 pup , another one on Middle island but which one ?
Harlequin Ducks :24
200 liters of oil transferred in the eco guardians house
2 Canadian navy boats no 706 and 710 making their way slowly towards Esquimalt at 6:00PM
Guy made a tour with some students and explain all the process for the stockage of energy and desalination of the water.