Published on 12-08-2006 03:11 PM
Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.
Photographs: Salvins albatross (P. J. Milburn), Grey-headed albatross (P. J. Milburn), Damien and Wandering albatross (J. Jenkin-Smith), Nigel Marven, Linday and Gibsons albatross (J. Jenkin-Smith).
Departed: 07:10 returned at approx. 16:30.
Sea conditions: calm.
Swell: SE to 1.0 to 2.0m offshore.
Weather: Glorious winter sunshine.
Temperature range: 7.0 to 19.1°C.
Barometric pressure: 1018 HPa increasing slowly.
Wind: WSW 5 to 8 knots at first decreasing to 3 to 5 knots SSW later in the day.
Sea surface temperature: 18.1 to 21.8°C.
Primary chumming location: S 34° 27’ – E 151° 19’.