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    Birds seen outside the harbour on the SOSSA Pelagic 28 November 2008

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    Birds seen outside the harbour on the SOSSA Pelagic 26 April 2008

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    Published on 18-10-2008 09:52 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.
    Photographs: Campbell albatross (A. Overs); Shy albatross (A. Overs); Northern royal albatross (A. Overs).


    Departed: Saturday 18th October at 21:30 and returned at 19:30 on Monday 20th October.
    Sea conditions: Northerly 1.0 to 1.5 m sea overnight on Saturday and during Sunday. A weak southerly change on Sunday night flattened the sea at first, resulting in southerly 1.0 to 1.5 m seas later on Monday.
    Swell: 1.0 to 2.0 m NE on Sunday and 0.5 to 1.5 m ENE on Monday.
    Weather: Warm with clear skies on Sunday but cool and mostly cloudy following the southerly change on Monday.
    Barometric pressure: 1021 HPa on Saturday evening rising to 1027 HPa on Monday.
    Wind: NNE to 10 knots at first increasing to 15 to 18 knots by mid morning on Sunday. Overnight, southerly to 20 knots with the change but easing to S 12 to 15 knots during Monday.
    Sea surface temperature: 17.3 to 20.6°C.
    Primary chumming locations: S 35° 21’ – E 151° 53’, S 35° 06’ – E 151° 59’ to S 35° 19’ – E 152° 02’, S 35° 44’ – E 150° 58’ and S 35° 34’ – E 150° 50’ to S 35° 31’ – E 150° 51’.
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    Published on 27-09-2008 01:00 AM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Birds recorded according to the latest Environment Australia Reporting Schedule:
    Species code: Species name: Numbers:
    (Note: numbers in parenthesis = highest count at any one time)
    005 Little Penguin Eudyptula minor 2 (2)
    075 Grey-faced Petrel Pterodroma (macroptera) gouldi 1
    971 Solander’s Petrel P. solandri 6 (5)
    083 Fairy Prion Pachyptila turtur 3 (2)
    068 Fluttering Shearwater Puffinus gavia 788 (500)
    913 Hutton’s Shearwater P. huttoni (6) 1
    069 Wedge-tailed Shearwater P. pacificus 285 (100)
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    Published on 13-09-2008 12:58 AM

    Report prepared by: Lindsay Smith.

    Departed: 07:30 returned at 15:30.
    Sea conditions: SW 1.0 to 2.0m.
    Swell: SE to 1.0 to 1.5m.
    Weather: overcast in morning clearing later in the day
    Temperature range: 13 to 27.0°C.
    Barometric pressure: 1012 HPa rising.
    Wind: North westerly less than 5 knots at first increasing to 15 to 18 knots by mid morning.
    Sea surface temperature: 15.4 to 16.5°C.
    Primary chumming location: 34° 37'S : 151° 11'E.
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    Published on 24-08-2008 12:56 AM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:30 returned at 15:30.
    Sea conditions: SW 1.0 to 2.0m.
    Swell: SE to 3.0 to 4.0m.
    Weather: Clear and sunny all day.
    Temperature range: 7.1 to 17.0°C.
    Barometric pressure: 1028 HPa rising.
    Wind: south westerly less than 5 knots at first increasing to 10 to 15 knots by mid morning.
    Sea surface temperature: 15.4 to 17.0°C.
    Primary chumming location: 34° 37’S : 151° 11’E.
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    Published on 27-07-2008 12:54 AM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Birds recorded according to the latest Environment Australia Reporting Schedule:
    Species code: Species name: Numbers:
    (Note: numbers in parenthesis = highest count at any one time)

    937 NORTHERN GIANT-PETREL Macronectes halli 1
    075 GREAT-WINGED PETREL Pterodroma (m.) macroptera 1
    083 Fairy Prion Pachyptila turtur 125+ (70+)
    068 Fluttering Shearwater Puffinus gavia 238 (112)
    070 Sooty Shearwater P. griseus 1
    086 WANDERING ALBATROSS Diomedea exulans 2 (1)
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    Published on 26-07-2008 12:49 AM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Photographs: Wandering albatross (Marj Kibby); Northern giant-petrel (Marj Kibby).



    Birds recorded according to the latest Environment Australia Reporting Schedule:
    Species code: Species name: Numbers:
    (Note: numbers in parenthesis = highest count at any one time)
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    Published on 24-05-2008 12:46 AM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:15 returned at 15:30.
    Sea conditions: S 1.0 to 1.5m and then SSE to 1.0 m by late morning.
    Swell: ESE to 1.0m.
    Weather: Clear and sunny all day.
    Temperature range: 11.1 to 19.0°C.
    Barometric pressure: 1022 HPa rising.
    Wind: south westerly 10 to 12 knots at first and then SSE 8 to 10 knots later.
    Sea surface temperature: 19.1 to 20.5°C.
    Primary chumming locations: 34° 39’ S : 151° 13’ E.
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    Published on 05-04-2008 09:57 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn
    Photographs: Goulds petrel (P.J. Milburn), Solanders (Providence) petrel (P.J. Milburn), Great-winged (Grey-faced) petrel (P.J. Milburn), Wandering albatross (P.J. Milburn), Wilsons storm-petrel (P.J. Milburn).


    Departed: Saturday 5th April at 21:30 and returned at 21:00 on Monday 7th April 2008.
    Sea conditions: Gentle southerly seas to 1 m throughout.
    Swell: southwest to southeast, 0.5 to 1.5 m.
    Weather: Warm with largely cloudy skies for the entire trip. A shower or two on Monday.
    Barometric pressure: 1030 HPa steady.
    Wind: S 8 to 10 knots overnight peaking at 10 to 12 knots in the afternoons.
    Sea surface temperature: 21.2 to 22.5°C.
    Primary chumming locations: S 35° 21’ – E 151° 54’, S 35° 04’ – E 152° 06’, S 34° 48’ – E 152° 00’and S 35° 18’ – E 150° 58’ to S 35° 01’ – E 151° 29’.
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