It's been a nice but busy week again. A few rain showers have made the ducks happy. They love to splash around in puddles on the street after a rain. Our botulism problem isn't really slowing down yet, but I'm hoping it will soon. I've been saying that for a while, but one of these weeks it may happen. I can't believe that we've still got some albatross chicks around too. There are only a few, but it's a couple of weeks past the normal time for them to be gone. It's nice to have the work crews on island for the lead based paint removal. There's always a bit more socializing when that group is here, and they are preventing quite a few albatross deaths by removing or sealing the lead paint.
Chris Jordan's Midway Film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival a few days ago. I was looking for some writeups or reviews, but haven't found them yet. I still haven't heard anything about distribution of the film yet, so don't expect to be able to see it right away. I, like the rest of you, am anxiously awaiting the opportunity to see it.
The lead based paint abatement project is ongoing again this summer. The workers are remediating the paint on the Midway Mall right now.
We went over to Eastern Island to see if any seal pups needed tagging. We found one that needed a tag, and quite a bit of trash on the beach too.
I had a report of a dead monk seal in the corner of the harbor. It might look dead, laying in the marine debris and dead albatross feathers and bones. Don't worry though, it's fine. It just picked a gross spot to sleep.