Hello from San Nicolas Island!
The sea lion team from Dan Costa's lab arrived on San Nicolas Island this morning to begin recovering instruments attached to California sea lions.
After some quick preparations this morning, we hiked out to the north-west tip of the island to do a radio scan for our tagged animals. We heard from two of our nine animals but both were swimming just offshore, delaying any capture attempt. While we waited, the storm over the island intensified which made catching any animals impossible. Tonight we will dry out our gear and be ready to try again at dawn!
Be sure to check the TOPP website to see where our sea lions have traveled over the past two months.