• 2005 Wollongong RSS Feed

    Published on 17-12-2005 05:55 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Photographs: Long-finned pilot whale (B. Whylie), Long-finned pilot whale (B. Whylie), Long-finned pilot whale (P.J. Milburn).


    Departed: 07:15 returned at 16:30
    Sea conditions: slight and variable throughout the day.
    Swell: Confused, 1.0 to 1.5m S running against 1.5 to 2.0m NE.
    Weather: Mostly sunny with occasional thunderstorms.
    Temperature range: 21.6 to 25.8 C.
    Barometric pressure: 1000 at first falling to 996 HPa.
    Wind: S 10 knots at first but easing to 3 to 5 knots, backing to ENE 5 to 8 knots by mid morning. A change in the afternoon brought 30 knots SW winds abating to 20 knots later.
    Sea surface temperature: 22.0 to 22.8C.
    Primary chumming locations: S 34 29 E 151 18 and S 34 30 E 151 23.
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    Published on 26-11-2005 05:51 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.
    Photographs: Great-winged petrel (B. Whylie), Short-tailed shearwater (B. Whylie), Gibsons (Wandering) Albatross (B. Whylie), Common tern (B. Whylie).


    Departed: 07:10 returned at 16:00
    Sea conditions: slight at first, rising to 1.5 to 2.5m NNW by mid morning but moderating by lunchtime.
    Swell: E 2.0 to 3.0 m.
    Weather: Heavy rain in the morning, clearing to sunshine by mid-day but further rain periods in the afternoon.
    Temperature range: 19.1 to 23.1 C.
    Barometric pressure: 1008 HPa falling.

    Wind: NNE 5 knots at first, rising to NNW 20 to 25 knots by mid morning but soon moderating NNW 15 to 20 knots. By lunchtime the wind had dropped to 10 to 15 knots but increased again to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon as the rain set in.

    Sea surface temperature: 20.3 to 21.9C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 24 E 151 18.
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    Published on 22-10-2005 05:50 PM

    Report prepared by: L.E. Smith

    Sea conditions: 1 m
    Swell: 1 m ENE.
    Temperature at shelf: 20.7C.
    Furthest point: 34 24; 151 20.

    Birds recorded according to the latest Environment Australia Reporting Schedule:

    Species code: Species name: Numbers:
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    Published on 24-09-2005 05:48 PM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:30 returned at approx. 15:30
    Sea conditions: choppy SSW at first rising to 1.5 to 2m S by mid morning.
    Swell: SSE 1 to 1.5 m.
    Weather: Fine clear at first becoming cloudy by the afternoon.
    Temperature range: 18.1 to 23.1 C.
    Barometric pressure: 1011 HPa steady.
    Wind: calm at first rising to S 12 to 15 knots by mid morning.
    Sea surface temperature: 18.1 to 20.9C.
    Primary chumming locations: S 34 26 E 151 19 and S 34 25 151 04.
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    Published on 04-09-2005 05:47 PM

    Report prepared by: Chris Brandis.

    Departed: 07:15 returned at approx. 16:15
    Sea conditions: calmish to 1m swell.
    Swell: SE less than 1.0m.
    Weather: Warm winter sunshine becoming overcast in the afternoon.
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    Published on 27-08-2005 05:42 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Photographs: Northern royal albatross (B. Whylie), Salvins albatross (B. Whylie), Southern royal albatross (P. J. Milburn), Gibsons albatross (P. J. Milburn).


    Departed: 07:20 returned at approx. 16:00
    Sea conditions: choppy SW at first rising to 1.5 to 2m S by late morning, easing to less than 1m E in the afternoon.
    Swell: SE 2 to 3 m in the morning falling away to 1 to 2 m later.
    Weather: Cloudy with patchy rain in the morning, clearing to sunny later.
    Temperature range: 15.5 to 20.6 C.
    Barometric pressure: 1026 HPa steady.
    Wind: calm to SW 10 to 15 knots at first veering to S 15 knots later in the morning, easing to E 5 knots in the afternoon.
    Sea surface temperature: 16.6 to 20.0C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 38 E 151 10.
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    Published on 24-07-2005 05:39 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Photos: Indian yellow-nosed albatross (P. Milburn); White-fronted tern (P. Milburn).


    Departed: 07:20 returned at approx. 16:10
    Sea conditions: calm to 0.5m west in the morning, NW to 1m on the return leg.
    Swell: SE less than 0.5m.
    Weather: Warm winter sunshine with only patchy cloud in the afternoon.
    Temperature range: 8.9 to 17.1C.
    Barometric pressure: 1012 HPa falling.
    Wind: 12 to 15 knots westerly in the morning rising to NNW 7 to 10 knots later.
    Sea surface temperature: 16.7 to 19.6C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 28 E 151 20.
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    Published on 23-07-2005 05:35 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Photos: Bullers albatross (P. Milburn); Antipodean albatross (P. Milburn); Tristan albatross (P. Milburn); Common dolphin (short-beaked; P. Milburn).


    Departed: 07:15 returned at approx. 16:30
    Sea conditions: calm to 0.5m NNW later.
    Swell: SE less than 0.5m.
    Weather: Warm winter sunshine without a cloud in the sky.
    Temperature range: 9.1 to 17.8 C.
    Barometric pressure: 1021 HPa steady.
    Wind: calm to NW 5 knots in the morning rising to NNW 7 to 10 knots later.
    Sea surface temperature: 16.7 to 19.8C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 31 E 151 20.
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    Published on 26-06-2005 05:31 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Photos: Fairy prion (B. Whylie); Southern giant-petrel (P.J. Milburn)


    Departed: 07:20 returned at approx. 15:45 .
    Sea conditions: SSE to 1.0m at first, rising to 1.5 S by mid-morning.
    Swell: ESE to 2.0m offshore.
    Weather: Mostly overcast with heavy rain periods nearly all day but late patchy sunshine in the afternoon.
    Temperature range: 13.4 to 18.5 C.
    Barometric pressure: 1028 HPa.
    Wind: SSE 5 knots at first, increasing to S 10 to 15 knots by mid the morning.
    Sea surface temperature: 17.5 to 20.4C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 32 E 151 15.
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    Published on 25-06-2005 05:28 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.
    Photos: Wandering albatross (P.J. Milburn); Cape petrel (B. Whylie); Brown skua (B. Whylie).


    Departed: 07:30 returned at approx. 15:15 .
    Sea conditions: SSE 1.0 to 1.5m at first but rising to 1.5 to 2.0m S by mid-morning.
    Swell: SE 1.5 to 2.0m inshore and up to 4.0m offshore.
    Weather: Heavily overcast with rain periods nearly all morning but patchy sunshine in the afternoon.
    Temperature range: 13.1 to 17.3 C.
    Barometric pressure: 1024 HPa rising.
    Wind: SSE 5 to 10 knots at first, increasing to S 15 to 20 knots by mid the morning; 20 to knots ahead of the rain squalls.
    Sea surface temperature: 17.1 to 19.7C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 39 E 151 09.
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    Published on 28-05-2005 05:08 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Photographs: Kelp gull (P.J. Milburn), Fairy prion (B. Whylie), Southern giant-petrel
    (I. Vandyke), Black-browed albatross (B. Whylie), Brwon skua (P.J. Milburn),
    Northern giant-petrel (I. Vandyke).


    Departed: 07:30 returned at approx. 16:00 .

    Sea conditions: A slight westerly chop at first but rising to 1m SW in the afternoon.
    Swell: SSE 2.0m inshore and 3.0 to 4.0m offshore.
    Weather: Sunny with crystal clear blue skies all day.
    Temperature range: 13.8 to 17.6 C.
    Barometric pressure: 1005 HPa rising.
    Wind: W 15 to 20 knots at first, easing to 10 to 15 knots or less late in the morning before backing to the southwest and strengthening to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
    Sea surface temperature: 16.9 to 18.3C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 26 E 151 18.
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    Published on 25-04-2005 05:06 PM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:20 returned at 16:30 EST.
    Sea conditions: calm at first to 0.5m WNW later.
    Swell: to 1.0m SE.
    Weather: overcast with a high ceiling in the morning clearing to partly cloudy with hazy sunshine in the afternoon. Temperature range: 20.1 to 23.6C.
    Barometric pressure: 1022 HPa steady.
    Wind: NNW to 5 knots at first increasing to WNW 10 knots by mid morning.
    Sea surface temperature: 22.3 to 23.1C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 26 E 151 27.
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    Published on 23-04-2005 05:03 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Photographs: Campbell Albatross (M. Double), Sperm Whale (M. Double).


    Departed: 07:15 returned at 16:30 EST.
    Sea conditions: calm.
    Swell: to 0.5m SE.
    Weather: bright sunshine all day.
    Temperature range: 16.0 to 23.4C.
    Barometric pressure: 1030 HPa steady.
    Wind: SSE to 5 knots.
    Sea surface temperature: 22.5 to 23.0C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 26 E 151 26.
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    Published on 26-03-2005 05:00 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Photographs: Campbell Albatross (B. Whylie), Pomarine Jaeger (P. Milburn), Campbell and Shy Albatrosses (M. Double), Long-tailed jaeger (B. Whylie), Gibson's Albatrosses (M. Double).


    Departed: 07:20 returned at 15:00 EDT.
    Sea conditions: to 1.5 to 2.0m S.
    Swell: to 1.5 to 3.0m SE offshore.
    Weather: partly overcast with a chilly southerly breeze.
    Temperature range: 15.0 to 17.1C.
    Barometric pressure: 1018 HPa rising.
    Wind: SSW 15 to 20 at first rising to S 20 to 25 knots.
    Sea surface temperature: 20.3 to 23.0C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 35 E 151 11.
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    Published on 26-02-2005 04:54 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Photographs: Flesh-footed shearwater (M. Double), Streaked shearwater (B. Whylie), Great-winged petrel (P.J. Milburn), Westland petrel (P.J. Milburn), Westland petrel (M. Double).


    Departed: 07:20 returned at 15:30 EDT .
    Sea conditions: to 1.0 to 1.5m SSE.
    Swell: to 1.0 to 1.5 SE offshore.
    Weather: overcast and humid but with a cool breeze.
    Temperature range: 20.1 to 21.1C.
    Barometric pressure: 1012HPa rising.
    Wind: SSE 10 to 15 knots.
    Sea surface temperature: 23.8 to 25.4C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 32 E 151 17.
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    Published on 22-01-2005 04:50 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Photographs: Long-tailed jaeger (Inger Vandyke), Antipodean albatross (Inger Vandyke), Risso's dolphins (P.J. Milburn), Streaked shearwater (P.J. Milburn).


    Departed: 07:15 returned at 15:45 EDT.
    Sea conditions: to 0.5 to 1.0m NE.
    Swell: to 2.0 to 3.0m ESE offshore.
    Weather: pleasantly warm and mostly overcast but clearing for a while in the late morning.
    Temperature range: 21.1 to 26.8 C.
    Barometric pressure: 1004HPa steady.
    Wind: calm at first with a NE breeze of 5 to 10 knots developing by mid morning.
    Sea surface temperature: 22.8 to 24.4C.
    Primary chumming locations: S 34 25 E 151 19 and S 34 26 E 151 22.
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