Census

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 10-20 NW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Calm

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today

Other

  • DND was blasting today, the animals were not happy about it
  • 3 of the female elephant seals are tagged one was an orange tag reading T532, then two green tags reading D019 and B198

Census

  • stellar sea lions – 33
  • california sea lions – 29
  • harbour seals – 12
  • elephant seals – 11 female
  • gulls – 174
  • cormorants – 16
  • black turnstones – 28
  • harlequinn ducks – 12
  • oyster catchers – 14
  • fox sparrows – 4
  • geese – 14

Turkey Vulture

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 10-40 NW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Choppy, under a metre

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today

Ecological

  • Another tagged female elephant seal showed up today with a tag on her but I couldn’t get a good look at the tag, just that it was green
  • A turkey vulture flew around a few times before leaving
  • a killdeer was running around

Friday

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 10-20 NW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Pretty calm throughout the day

Boats/Visitors

  • a few boats went by today

Ecological

  • An adult female elephant seal showed up today and she had a pretty wornout orange tag on her that so she was definitely the one here last week, it is an orange tag reading T563, she was here on March 21st as well when I took the picture of it
  • the pups are doing fine and were right beside each other this morning but now are a bit seperated on either side of the adult females
  • also there were about 6 ravens flying around, I don’t see them around too often, I’ve seen crows around but not many ravens

Tagged elephant seal

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 0-10 SW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Flat

Boats/Visitors

  • a few boats went by today, no visitors

Ecological

  • One of the pups is now by the tank shed and the other one is by the compost bin, still no male elephant seals around
  • there is another tagged female now, a mature one the tag is pretty worn out, but its an orange tag that reads T 563

Tuesday

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 10-20 SW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Waves 0-1 metres

Boats/Visitors

  • a few boats went by today along with having a couple tours today from the college

Ecological

  • haven’t seen the males around, only 3 elephant seals on the island today, both the pups along with one tagged female elephant seal, tag is C-887

0 SW

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 0-10 SW was 0 this morning, came up in the afternoon
  • Sky: Very Sunny
  • Water: Flat Calm

Boats/Visitors

  • quite a few boats out there
  • also quite a few visitors coming to take a quick tour of race rocks

Ecological

  • The males both seem to have gone off today, I haven’t seen them, I’ve only seen the pups along with the two juvenile tagged females

Visitors

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 15-20 W
  • Sky: Mostly Cloudy, rain in the late afternoon
  • Water: Waves 0-1 metre

Boats/Visitors

  • a few boats went by today,
  • some staff from the college along with a group of people came by the island today for a little tour

Ecological

  • Still the two males and 4 females, two of them tagged around the jetty