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    Published on 27-01-2012 08:21 AM

    Birds seen outside the harbour on the SOSSA Pelagic 19 December 2009
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    Published on 27-01-2012 07:21 AM

    Birds seen outside the harbour on the SOSSA Pelagic 28 November 2009

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    Published on 27-01-2012 07:17 AM

    Birds seen outside the harbour on the SOSSA Pelagic 24 October 2009

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    Published on 17-10-2009 09:28 PM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: Saturday 17th October at 21:30 and returned at 18:45 on Monday 19th October.
    Sea conditions: Southerly 2.0 to 2.5 m sea on Saturday night and at first on Sunday. Variable 0.5 to 1.0 m for the remainder of the voyage.
    Swell: 2.0 to 3.0 m SE at first on Sunday and less than 1.0 ESE on Monday.
    Weather: 11.3 to 16.5C with clear skies on Sunday and 13.0 to 17.1C with patchy cloud at first, clearing later on Monday.
    Barometric pressure: 1023 HPa on Saturday evening rising to 1027 HPa by Sunday morning and falling slowly to 1025.3 by Monday afternoon.
    Wind: SE to S to 15 to 20 knots at first decreasing to 10 knots easterly by mid morning on Sunday. Variable breezes from the southeasterly quarter from 5 to 10 knots for the remainder of the cruise.
    Sea surface temperature: 18.0 to 19.8C.
    Primary chumming locations: S 36 30 E 150 30, S 37 50 E 150 30 and
    S 35 41 - E150 37.
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    Published on 24-08-2009 12:18 AM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:15 returned at 16:30.
    Sea conditions: calm at first then NNE to 0.5m.
    Swell: SE to 1.0 to 1.5m.
    Weather: Warm and sunny with clear skies all day.
    Temperature range: 14.2 to 27.3C.
    Barometric pressure: 1010 HPa falling.
    Wind: calm at first then variable northerly breezes and NNE 5 to 8 knots in the afternoon.
    Sea surface temperature: 17.3 to 19.3C.
    Primary chumming locations: 34 26S : 151 18E and 34 24S : 151 22E.
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    Published on 23-08-2009 12:16 AM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:15 returned at 16:20.
    Sea conditions: calm at first then NW to 0.5m.
    Swell: negligible.
    Weather: clear skies at first with cloud developing from the north later.
    Temperature range: 9.9 to 18.6C.
    Barometric pressure: 1015 HPa falling.
    Wind: calm at first then changeable westerly breezes becoming NW at 5 to 8 knots.
    Sea surface temperature: 16.5 to 18.5C.
    Primary chumming locations: 34 31S : 151 12E and 34 32S : 151 18E.
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    Published on 27-07-2009 12:14 AM

    Report prepared by: Lindsay Smith.

    Departed: 07:30 returned at 15:30.
    Sea conditions: E > 1.0 to 2.0m.
    Swell: E to 1.0 to 1.5m With ground swell to 2meters.

    Weather: overcast in morning and remaining so through out the day with infrequent sunny periods
    Temperature range: 6 to18.0C.
    Barometric pressure: 1027 HPa steady throughout the day.

    Wind: North westerly 3-4 knots at first increasing to 10 knots by mid morning
    15-20 knots by late afternoon .

    Sea surface temperature:17.0 inshore - 19.6C. at 200 fathoms.
    Primary chumming location: 34 30'S : 151 18'E.
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    Published on 26-07-2009 12:11 AM

    Report prepared by: Lindsay Smith.

    Departed: 07:30 returned at 15:30.
    Sea conditions: E > 1.0 to 2.0m.
    Swell: E to 1.0 to 1.5m With ground swell to 2meters.

    Weather: overcast in morning clearing later in the day to be fine and sunny
    Temperature range: 6 to19.0C.
    Barometric pressure: 1027 HPa steady though out the day.

    Wind: North westerly 3-4 knots at first increasing to 6 to 10 knots by mid morning
    by late afternoon .

    Sea surface temperature:17.0 inshore - 19.6C. at 200 fathoms.
    Primary chumming location: 34 30'S : 151 16'E.
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    Published on 18-07-2009 09:31 PM
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    Report prepared by: P. Walbridge.

    Photographs:
    Australian Fur Seal, Bullers Albatross, Fluttering Shearwater, Australasian Gannet, White-fronted Tern, Brown Skua, P. Walbridge.

    Departed:
    Ulladulla harbour on Saturday 18th July at 2149 hours and returned to harbour at 1900 hours on Monday 20th July.

    Passengers:
    Lindsay Smith (leader & chief bander) Janice Jenkin-Smith (organizer & whip), Darryl Mckay (assistant bander & avian pied-piper), Paul Walbridge (recorder), Brook Whylie, Nigel Jackett, Andrew Sutherland, Chris Barnes, Bill Moorhead, Jack Moorhead, Deane Lewis, Warren Martin, Anthony Overs, Daniel Mantle, Hazell Wright, Allan Wright, Nikolas Haass, Raja Stephenson, Robert Hynson, Roland, Julia, Arian, Corentin & Mahaut Seitre (family from France).
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    Published on 27-06-2009 07:11 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Photographs: Providence petrel (Menno Hornman); Cape petrel (Menno Hornman); Buller's albatross (Menno Hornman)

    Departed: 07:15 returned at 16:00.
    Sea conditions: SW to 0.5m at first rising to SE 1.0m in the afternoon.
    Swell: SE to 1.0 to 1.5m.
    Weather: Mostly cloudy at first with sunny intervals developing around midday but then showers with the southeasterly change in the afternoon.
    Temperature range: 9.1 to 17.0C.
    Barometric pressure: 1010 HPa falling.
    Wind: southwesterly 5 to 8 knots at first backing to the southeast by the afternoon.
    Sea surface temperature: 18.0 to 21.8C.
    Primary chumming locations: 35 36S: 151 17E.
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    Published on 31-05-2009 07:09 PM

    NB: This trip was rescheduled from the Saturday May 22nd due to the dangerous weather conditions last weekend.

    Report prepared by: Lindsay Smith.

    Departed: 07:15 returned at 15:30.
    Sea conditions: E 1.5 to 2.0m.
    Swell: ESE 2-3m with a large ground swell 3-4meters inshore, largely to being due to the low tide.
    Weather: overcast with a few passing showers through out the day.
    Temperature range: 14 to17.0C.
    Barometric pressure: 1014 HPa steady .
    Wind: ESE 15-20 knots at first decreasing to 10- 15 knots by mid morning.
    Sea surface temperature: 23.0 inshore to 23.8C. at the shelf break.

    Primary chumming location: A few short stops to bring birds to the boat for closer inspection and identification.
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    Published on 25-04-2009 07:08 PM

    Report prepared by: Lindsay Smith.

    Departed: 07:30 returned at 15:30.
    Sea conditions: E 1.0 to 2.0m.
    Swell: E to 1.0 to 1.5m With large ground swell 3-4meters inshore

    Weather: overcast in morning clearing later in the day
    Temperature range: 16 to 23.0C.
    Barometric pressure: 1006 HPa falling.
    Wind: North westerly 15 knots at first increasing to 15 to 18 knots by mid morning and 30 knots in the afternoon .
    Sea surface temperature: 23.0 to 23.6C.
    Primary chumming location: 34 30'S : 151 16'E.
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