Census

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 15-25 SW this morning, down to 5-15 SW this afternoon
  • Sky: Very Sunny
  • Water: Waves about a metre this morning, to flat in the afternoon

Boats/Visitors

  • a few boats went by today, saw some tour boats, fishing boats and sailboats

Ecological

  • Quite a few of the sea lions were in the water today, with their fins up, soaking in the sunlight

Census

  • Stellar Sea Lions – 35
  • California Sea Lions – 38
  • Harbour Seals – 27
  • Elephant Seals – 2 females and 3 males
  • Gulls – 213
  • Cormorants – 24
  • Eagles – 5
  • Harlquin Ducks – 14
  • Black Turnstones – 18
  • Black Oyster Catchers – 8
  • Geese – 12
  • Fox Sparrows – 2

Census

Weather

  • Visibility: clear, 15 miles throughout the day
  • Wind: ranging from 9-22 knots throughout the day
  • Sky: overcast for most of the day
  • Water: calm, a bit choppy at times

Boats/Visitors

  • Didn’t notice much boat traffic today aside from the usual busy commercial freighters
  • No visitors today

Ecological

  • More failed mating attempts by the young male elephant seals with the one female on the island.

Census

  • Cormorants – 90
  • Gulls – 275
  • Elephant Seals – 6  (3 adolescent males, 1 adult male, 1 adult female and 1 pup)
  • California Sea Lions – 120
  • Stellar Seal Lions – 93
  • Black Turnstones – 10
  • Canada Geese – 4
  • Bald Eagles – 7

    Three males surround the single female currently on the island