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

Census

Weather

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

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today
  • Guy, Dan and Travis dropped by today to work on the internet and help me with a couple chores

Ecological

  • Yet another 2 females came by today making a total of 9 elephant seals all of them female

Census

  • stellar sea lions – 28
  • california sea lions – 35
  • harbour seals – 12
  • elephant seals – 9 female
  • gulls – 150
  • cormorants – 28
  • pigeon guillemots – 52
  • black turnstones – 18
  • harlequinn ducks – 12
  • oyster catchers – 14
  • fox sparrows – 2
  • geese – 12

Census

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 5-15 NE
  • Sky: Overcast
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • quite a few ecotours went by this morning

Ecological

  • Same five female elephants around but less sea lions around

Census

  • stellar sea lions – 17
  • california sea lions – 28
  • harbour seals – 12
  • elephant seals – 5 female
  • gulls – 128
  • cormorants – 18
  • pigeon guillemots – 39
  • black turnstones – 18
  • harlequinn ducks – 12
  • oyster catchers – 14
  • fox sparrows – 2
  • geese – 14

Census

Weather

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

Boats/Visitors

  • a few boats went by today, along with a couple visitors on the island

Ecological

  • The pups are inseperable, its adorable, then an older female that is pretty large showed up today and got right in between them, the youngest pup was pretty upset about it but the three of them are napping together now

Census

  • stellar sea lions – 29
  • california sea lions – 74
  • harbour seals – 15
  • elephant seals – 3 female
  • gulls – 205
  • cormorants – 24
  • pigeon guillemots – 276
  • black turnstones – 31
  • harlequinn ducks – 12
  • oyster catchers – 12
  • fox sparrows – 2
  • geese – 14
  • eagles – 2

Census

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 15-40 SW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Waves 1-2 metres

Boats/Visitors

  • haven’t seen much activity probably because it was blowing 40 knots but the DND was blasting today

Ecological

  • way less activity than usual probably because of the weather today, its supposed to calm down tomorrow

Census

  • stellar sea lions – 22
  • california sea lions – 43
  • harbour seals – 0
  • elephant seals – 3 female
  • gulls – 215
  • cormorants – 31
  • pigeon guillemots – 0
  • black turnstones – 18
  • harlequinn ducks – 12
  • oyster catchers – 8
  • fox sparrows – 2
  • geese – 14

Census

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 0-10 SE
  • Sky: Sunny
  • Water: Some waves this morning but calm later in the day

Boats/Visitors

  • a few boats went by today, ecotours and fishing

Ecological

  • An adult female elephant seal showed up today and the oldest pup was relaxing on the jetty with the sea lions
  • also the juvenile male had blood on him, there may have been a couple small puncture wounds but nothing serious
  • it was a beautiful afternoon, a bit difficult counting with all the movement

Census

  • stellar sea lions – 75
  • california sea lions – 112
  • harbour seals – 28
  • elephant seals – 2 male, 4 female
  • gulls – 324
  • cormorants – 35
  • pigeon guillemots – 37 (there were way more yesterday)
  • black turnstones – 18
  • harlequinn ducks – 12
  • oyster catchers – 11
  • fox sparrows – 2
  • geese – 12

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