November 15th

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  0-10 NW
  • Sky: partly cloudy most of the day, had some sun
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • Had a couple ecotours cruise by

Ecological

  • more sea lions, with the calmer weather today

Notes

  • got some solar energy today, still ran the generator to keep the battery charge up

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November 14th

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  0-15 SE
  • Sky: cloudy all day
  • Water: choppy, less than a metre

Boats/Visitors

  • saw a couple ecotours cruise by earlier

Ecological

  • significantly less sea lions, will update the census on thursday

Notes

  • had a little power outage at the college and didn’t have wifi here so I did not do the log report yesterday

Harlequin Ducks are Back

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  15-25 NE in the morning 5-10 NW in the afternoon
  • Sky: partly cloudy throughout the day
  • Water: choppy, about 1 metre waves

Boats/Visitors

  • Had some ecotours cruise by

Ecological

  • Saw the Harlequin ducks for the first time in months
  • still plenty of sea lions but less everyday
  • haven’t spotted an elephant seal today but I’m sure they are around

Getting Colder

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  It was Blowing 23 NW this morning but is now 5-10 NE
  • Sky: Some clouds throughout the day with a bit of sunshine coming through
  • Water: choppy this morning, calmed down in late afternoon

Boats/Visitors

  • Had some ecotours cruise by today

Ecological

  • sea lions are still in the way by the desalinator room

Notes

  • Ran the generator and desalinator today for a few hours, and the solar panels are nice clean, brought in a decent amount of solar energy today

The Sea Lions are Leaving

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  15-30 NE throughout the day
  • Sky: cloudy all day bit of sunshine came through in the afternoon
  • Water: choppy today

Boats/Visitors

  • Some ecotours skipping across the waves today

Ecological

  • less sea lions today than last week

Notes

  • DnD was blasting again today

Census

  • Stellar Sea Lions – 105
  • California Sea Lions – 286
  • Elephant Seals – 2
  • Cormorants- 634
  • Gulls – 308
  • Geese – 14
  • Oyster Catchers 8
  • Black Turnstones – 8
  • Eagles – 2

Beautiful Day

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  0-5 NE
  • Sky: clear all day
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • Gorgeous weather means plenty of ecotours

Ecological

  • the elephant seal made another appearance today, there were humpbacks, sea lions, and eagles

Notes

  • power went out early this morning so I turned on the generator and gave the solar panels a scrub, so hopefully it doesn’t happen again

Census October 26th

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  0-15 SE
  • Sky: clear most of the day
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • Had plenty of ecotours cruising by

Ecological

  • Not as many sea lions today, they might have peaked by now but last year they didn’t start leaving until mid november
  • there were a couple injured sea lions plus a dead one
  • only saw one elephant seal today but I’m sure the others are around
  • So many stellars, mostly on the outer rocks
  • there was also an eagle
  • haven’t seen the otter or any oyster catchers
  • also saw a few humpbacks out there (not included in census)

Notes

  • plenty of solar input today

Census

  • Stellar Sea Lions – 235
  • California Sea Lions – 421
  • Harbour Seals – 18
  • Elephant Seals – 1(seen) I’m sure there are at least 3 or 4 more around
  • Gulls (unspecified) – 456
  • Cormorants – 713
  • Black Turnstones – 22
  • Geese – 8
  • Eagle – 1