In Seymour Canal, they saw approximately 215 sea lions and seven whales. Three small schools of herring were observed on the Stephens Passage shoreline just north of Pt. Hugh Light. The majority of the sea lions were inactive in several large rafts at Pt. Hugh and another at Cloverleaf Rocks. A possible spot spawn was observed near Gambier Island on the Big Bend shoreline but no fish or predators were seen in the area.
In Tenakee Inlet, approximately 46 sea lions and two whales were seen. Many schools of herring were observed on the beach in the core area between Strawberry Island and Crab Bay. Fishermen were actively catching fish and filling pounds. On the Chatham shoreline, 40 sea lions and one whale were seen, widely scattered in small groups between South Passage Point and Peninsular Point. Department staff planned to be on the grounds in Tenakee last evening.
The next survey of the Juneau area is planned for today (Monday).