• 14th October, 2006 SOSSA WIRES REARCH PELAGIC TRIP, WOLLONGONG, NSW, AUSTRALIA.

    Report prepared by: Lindsay Smith
    Photographs: wedge-tailed shearwaters (D. Farine)


    Departed: 07:15 returned at approx. 15:00.
    Sea conditions: low 1 to 1.5m E
    Weather:Cloud cover 2-3/5
    Temperature max: 36 įC.
    Wind: 5 to 10 knots increasing E 18 to 23 knots in the afternoon.
    Sea surface temperature: 22.6įC.

    005 Little Penguin, Eudyptula minor 3
    079 Giant-Petrel, Macronectes sp 1
    069 Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Puffinus pacificus 100ís
    975 Bullerís Shearwater, Puffinus bullerii 1
    072 Flesh-footed Shearwater, Puffinus carneipes 40-50
    071 Short-tailed Shearwater, Puffinus tenuirostris 30
    068 Fluttering Shearwater, Puffinus gavial 50+
    088 Black-browed Albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys 3
    063 Wilsonís Storm-Petrel, Oceanites oceanicus 20 -30
    104 Australasian Gannet, Morus serrator 5
    097 Little black Cormorant, Phalacrocorax sulcirostris 1
    106 Australian Pelican, Pelicanus conspicillatus 8
    980 Brown Skua, Catharacta skua 1
    945 Pomarine Jaeger, Stercorarius pomarinus 1
    981 Kelp Gull, Larus dominicanus 4
    115 Crested Tern, Sterna bergii 10
    953 Common Tern, Sterna hirundo 6



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