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    Birds seen outside the harbour on the SOSSA Pelagic 27 January 2007

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    Published on 15-12-2007 02:16 AM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.
    Photographs: Wedge-tailed shearwater (B. Whylie), Black-bellied Storm-petrel (B. Whylie), Black-bellied Storm-petrel (A. Geilvoet)


    Departed: 07:15 returned at 15:45.
    Sea conditions: NNW to 0.5 m in the morning becoming NNE1.0 to 1.5 m by midday.
    Swell: E 2.0 to 3.0m.
    Weather: pleasantly warm and sunny all day.
    Temperature range: 19.6 to 21.1C.
    Barometric pressure: 1008 HPa rising.
    Wind: NW 5 to 8 knots at first increasing to NE 10 to 15 knots by midday.
    Sea surface temperature: 19.5 to 21.3C.
    Primary chumming location: 34 23S : 151 24E.
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    Published on 25-11-2007 02:14 AM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:25 returned at 16:00 .
    Sea conditions: calm.
    Swell: E less than 0.5 m.
    Weather: patchy cloud with sunny periods.
    Temperature range: 19.5 to 26.1C.
    Barometric pressure: 1015 HPa rising.
    Wind: calm at first and then E 3 to 5 knots later.
    Sea surface temperature: 21.4 to 22.6C.
    Primary chumming locations: 34 29S : 151 23E.
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    Published on 24-11-2007 02:10 AM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.


    Photographs: Wandering albatross (B. Whylie), Cook's petrel (B. Whylie), White-capped albatross (B. Whylie)


    Departed: 07:15 returned at 15:05.
    Sea conditions: calm at first then SSE 1.0 to 2.0 m.
    Swell: NE 2.0 to 3.0m offshore.
    Weather: heavy rain squalls early remaining cloudy in the afternoon.
    Temperature range: 19.6 to 21.1C.
    Barometric pressure: 1004 HPa rising.
    Wind: SSE 10 to 15 knots.
    Sea surface temperature: 20.3 to 22.5C.
    Primary chumming locations: 34 27S : 151 16E and 34 26S : 151 18E.

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    Published on 28-10-2007 02:07 AM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:20 returned at approx. 15:30.
    Sea conditions: calm at first then NE 1.5 to 2.0 m.
    Swell: ENE 2.0 to 3.0 m offshore.
    Weather: overcast and foggy in the morning but high cloud in the afternoon.
    Temperature range: 18.9 to 23.6C.
    Barometric pressure: 1001 HPa rising.
    Wind: calm at first increasing to 10 to 15 knots NE by mid morning.
    Sea surface temperature: 20.7 to 21.6C.
    Primary chumming location: 34 19S : 151 21E.
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    Published on 27-10-2007 02:03 AM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Photographs: Black-browed albatross (B. Whylie), Black petrel (B. Whylie), Whale carcass (B. Whylie),


    Departed: 07:10 returned at approx. 17:00 .
    Sea conditions: calm at first then NE 1.0 to 1.5m.
    Swell: ENE 2.0 to 3.0m offshore.
    Weather: clear skies in the morning but patchy cloud in the afternoon.
    Temperature range: 16.9 to 26.6C.
    Barometric pressure: 1003 HPa steady.
    Wind: 8 to 10 knots NE by mid morning.
    Sea surface temperature: 20.9 to 21.7C.
    Primary chumming location: 34 28S : 151 23E.
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    Published on 20-10-2007 10:05 PM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: Saturday 20th October at 21:30 and returned at 20:00 on Monday 22nd October 2007.
    Sea conditions: A northerly wind chop at first rising 2.0 to 3.0m by Sunday morning. The northerly seas continued throughout the day easing overnight. A late southerly change on Monday flattened the sea completely for the trip back to port.
    Swell: to 1.0 m NE inshore but to 3.0 to 4.0m N offshore.
    Weather: Warm with clear skies for the entire trip.
    Barometric pressure: 1014 HPa steady.
    Wind: NNW 15 to 20 knots at first increasing to 28 to 30 knots by mid morning on Sunday. The wind eased overnight and through Monday morning settling to 18 knots NNW. A southerly change with winds at 20 to 25 knots came through in the late afternoon.
    Sea surface temperature: 18.0 to 21.8C.
    Primary chumming locations: S 35 24 E 151 58 and S 35 18 E 150 58 to S 35 28 E 150 45.
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    Published on 07-10-2007 02:01 AM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:15 returned at approx. 15:15.
    Sea conditions: gentle.
    Swell: SSE less than 1.5 to 2.5m.
    Weather: high cloud at first, clearing to bright sunshine.
    Temperature range: 18.3 to 23.8C.
    Barometric pressure: 1004 HPa rising.
    Wind: variable; 5 to 8 knots S in the morning veering to N the afternoon.
    Sea surface temperature: 18.6 to 21.1C.
    Primary chumming location: 34 37S : 151 15E.
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    Published on 06-10-2007 01:59 AM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:20 returned at approx. 14:15.
    Sea conditions: calm at first then SSE seas at 2.0 to 3.0m offshore following the change.
    Swell: NE less than 1.0m.
    Weather: high cloud at first, clearing to bright sunshine.
    Temperature range: 20.1 to 24.4C.
    Barometric pressure: 998 HPa rising.
    Wind: 8 to 10 knots N by mid morning, 30 to 35 knots S after mid-day decreasing to SSE 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
    Sea surface temperature: 18.6 to 21.1C.
    Primary chumming location: 34 37S : 151 12E.
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    Published on 22-09-2007 01:51 AM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Photography: Salvin's albatross (B. Whylie), Common tern (B. Whylie), Brown skua (B. Whylie), White-capped albatross (B. Whylie).




    Departed: 07:15 returned at approx. 12:30.
    Sea conditions: SSE seas at 3.0 to 4.0m offshore.
    Swell: SE to 1.0 to 2.5m.
    Weather: Overcast at first, clearing to bright sunshine.
    Temperature range: 14.8 to 21.3C.
    Barometric pressure: 1012 HPa rising.
    Wind: SSE 25 to 28 knots at first decreasing to SSE 20 to 25 knots by mid morning.
    Sea surface temperature: 17.7 to 18.9C.
    Primary chumming location: none due to rough conditions.
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    Published on 08-09-2007 01:49 AM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:15 returned at approx. 15:45.
    Sea conditions: Gentle; SE/ESE seas at 1.0 to 1.5m.
    Swell: SE to 1.0 to 2.5m.
    Weather: Overcast with rain squalls at first, clearing to bright sunshine.
    Temperature range: 12.8 to 23.3C.
    Barometric pressure: 1019 HPa falling.
    Wind: SE 5 to 8 knots at first increasing to ESE 15 knots by mid morning but easing later.
    Sea surface temperature: 17.5 to 20.4C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 28 E 151 19.
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    Published on 26-08-2007 01:48 AM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:15 returned at 16:10.
    Sea conditions: calm all day.
    Swell: E 1.0 to 2.0m offshore.
    Weather: late winter sunshine all day.
    Temperature range: 14.9 to 24.8C.
    Barometric pressure: 1019 HPa.
    Wind: light and variable.
    Sea surface temperature: 17.9 to 20.7C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 27 E 151 20.
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    Published on 25-08-2007 01:44 AM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:15 returned at 16:00.
    Sea conditions: calm all day.
    Swell: E 1.0 to 2.0m offshore.
    Weather: late winter sunshine all day but with some high patchy cloud in the afternoon.
    Temperature range: 17.9 to 22.8C.
    Barometric pressure: 1017 HPa rising.
    Wind: light and variable, NW to 7 knots later in the afternoon.
    Sea surface temperature: 17.9 to 20.8C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 30 E 151 18.
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    Published on 29-07-2007 01:39 AM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Photographs: Common dolphin (Dejan Stojanovic); Gibsons Albatross (Dejan Stojanovic); Shy Albatross (Dejan Stojanovic)
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    Departed: 07:20 returned at 16:24 .
    Sea conditions: calm at first to 1.0 to 1.5m SSW by late morning.
    Swell: slight inshore to SSW 1.0 to 2.0m offshore.
    Weather: Perfect winter sunshine all day but with some high patchy cloud in the afternoon.
    Temperature range: 11.9 to 16.6C.
    Barometric pressure: 1019 HPa rising.
    Wind: SSW 3 to 5 knots at first increasing to SSW 10 to 15 knots later.
    Sea surface temperature: 16.9 to 18.8C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 34 E 151 12.
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    Published on 23-06-2007 01:36 AM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Photos: Black-browed albatross (B. Whylie); 2 x Bullers albatross (B. Whylie).


    Departed: 07:25 returned at 16:14 .
    Sea conditions: slight SW at first to1.0m SSW by late morning.
    Swell: SE 2.0 to 3.0m inshore and 3.5 to 5.0m offshore.
    Weather: Perfect winter sunshine all day.
    Temperature range: 5.9 to 15.6C.
    Barometric pressure: 1019 HPa rising.
    Wind: WSW 3 to 5 knots at first increasing to SSW 8 to 12 knots later.
    Sea surface temperature: 17.2 to 20.3C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 31 E 151 18.

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    Published on 27-05-2007 01:34 AM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:15 returned at approx. 15:50 .
    Sea conditions: calm at first to 0.5m NW to NE during the day.
    Swell: negligible inshore and less than 0.5m ESE offshore.
    Weather: Brilliant late autumn sunshine all day.
    Temperature range: 15.9 to 23.1C.
    Barometric pressure: 1019 HPa steady.
    Wind: NW breeze to 7 knots at first and 5 knots NE in the afternoon.
    Sea surface temperature: 20.7 to 22.8C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 20 E 151 22.
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    Published on 26-05-2007 01:32 AM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:25 returned at approx. 16:30 .
    Sea conditions: calm at first to 0.5m NE by late morning.
    Swell: less than 0.5m ESE all day.
    Weather: Brilliant late autumn sunshine all day.
    Temperature range: 15.1 to 22.6C.
    Barometric pressure: 1022 HPa increasing.
    Wind: NE breeze to 5 knots at first increasing 7 to 10 knots later and easing to 5 knots NNE in the afternoon. Sea surface temperature: 20.6 to 23.0C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 24 E 151 22.
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    Published on 29-03-2007 01:20 AM
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    Report prepared by: Lindsay E. Smith

    Records by: L.Smith, T.Palliser, N.Waugh B.Whylie
    Location: 110 NM N/E of Ulladulla
    Wind: 30 - 35 Knots SSE
    Sea conditions: 3.5 - 4 meres SE

    An Inaugural Exploration of Discovery
    Beyond the Continental Shelf


    Departed Ulludulla Harbour 2130hrs.

    Once clear of the harbour we set a course E/NE and motored 10-12 knots all night. The sea conditions running to 3- 3.5meters and a strong wind coming in from the SW at approximately 25 to 30 knots. The MV Banks handled the conditions well and our plan was to drift south during daylight hours to give maximum exposure to the birds under varying conditions.
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