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Thread subject: Race Rocks August
||09/06/10 05:14 pm
||Here is the link RR August 2010
Nothing extraordinary....saw a pod of Orca pass by. A few last pics of PGs - they seem to have left for the sea now having nested on the island. Hopefully they will be back around mid-February next year.
The Glaucous-winged gull chicks fledged during August and the sea lions returned in very large numbers.
At least two Black oystercatcher chicks from the nest in the jetty area have survived.
The Harbour seal pups have been fattening up and growing.
I think I only saw ONE cormorant during the month.
There was a lot of fine dry weather making for some nice sunrises.
||09/06/10 07:38 pm
||Spectacular as usual! Thanks Pam.
||09/06/10 10:44 pm
||Enjoyed each picture, especially the sun in the morning. I don't think there is a shortage of cormorants anywhere else, but perhaps something has happened to them.
||09/07/10 01:16 pm
||Many thanks, as always, Pam, for your hard work on this. I loved the gull chicks and the sunrises, too. I looked for a tv segment that I saw the other night about the return of the huge swarms of krill that provide food for many whales and tons of fish along the Pacific coast, but I couldn't find the one I was looking for. At any rate, the krill bring the fish, which attract the great white sharks, which prey on the seals and other mammals going after the fish. So right now, we have good times for a lot of species and not so good for some others, but most naturalists agreed that the bounty was most welcome after waiting for the effects of El Nino to wear off. Cooler water brings the krill, and the krill bring life.
|Vicki in S. CA.
||09/09/10 12:51 am
||Excellent, as always.
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