Friday, December 31, 2004

The Haulout ledges


1983 11- H. and W.R
Originally uploaded by yeimaya.
A picture of the winter rocks from one of my observation points. This was the ledge the seals used most... the little ledge halfway between me and the winter rocks are the hummock and little hummock.

When the winter rocks was full, seals would spill over onto these two ledges. But the tide would wash over them sooner than any of the positions on the winter rocks.

Aerial of haul out ledge


k'port 2
Originally uploaded by yeimaya.
This shows the ledges and my observation from a bit closer. Great Hill cove, mentioned in the previous post is just beyond the upper left hand corner of the photograph.

Drawing of Study site


Drawing of Study site
Originally uploaded by yeimaya.
The numbers in the cove on the left are places I have seen seal in the water at hightide. At high tide the ledges would be covered with water and seals would often stay around, bottling and feeding in Great Hill cove. Only a short distance from where they had hauled out.

K'port seal study site 1980-1988


K'port seal study site
Originally uploaded by yeimaya.
I will start laying out the structure of my Kennebunkport harbor seal study, using photographs are the bare bones which I will go back and flesh out with more description.

This is the aerial photo of my study site. If you click on the link back to flickr there is the full sized version with notes on the photograph.