• 26th February 2011, SOSSA PELAGIC TRIP, WOLLONGONG, NSW, AUSTRALIA

    Report prepared by: Graham Barwell.

    We went out to 34 22' 02" S; 151 23' 45" E, 45 km E of the harbour in
    pelagic waters, where we stopped for a bit over half an hour,
    11.30-12.00, before turning back in. The water temp. was 23.8 about
    13 km E of the harbour and a degree higher at 24.8 in pelagic
    waters. Where I haven't given an estimate of the numbers seen, it
    means the birds were relatively numerous.

    2 Black-browed Albatross (adult. & imm.)
    2 Shy Albatross (adult & imm.)
    Wedge-tailed Shearwater
    Flesh-footed Shearwater
    3 Sooty Shearwater
    Short-tailed Shearwater
    1 Streaked Shearwater (seen about 9 km E of the harbour in inshore
    waters; flew past and did not come in to the boat)
    1 Fluttering Shearwater
    5 Hutton's Shearwater
    c. 20 Great-winged Petrel
    c. 12 Australasian Gannet
    c. 20 Pomarine Jaeger
    1 Arctic Jaeger (called as this species but too far off for me to be
    certain of its identity)
    7 Long-tailed Jaeger
    1 Sooty Tern
    Crested Tern
    2 Kelp Gull
    Silver Gull

    There was also a poor sighting of a cetacean sp., but not at all clear what it was.
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