• 22nd October, 2005 SOSSA PELAGIC TRIP, WOLLONGONG, NSW, AUSTRALIA.

    Report prepared by: L.E. Smith

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

    Birds recorded according to the latest Environment Australia Reporting Schedule:

    Species code: Species name: Numbers:

    005 Little Penguin Eudyptula minor 1
    073 Great-winged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera gouldi 5
    971 Solanderís Petrel P. solandri 3
    068 Fluttering Shearwater Puffinus gavia 60
    917 Huttonís Shearwater P. huttoni 1
    069 Wedge-tailed Shearwater P. pacificus 200+
    072 Flesh-footed Shearwater P. carneipes 4
    847 Gibsonís Albatross Diomedea gibsoni 8
    846 ANTIPODEAN ALBATROSS D. antipodensis 1
    086 WANDERING ALBATROSS Diomedea exulans 2
    063 Wilsonís Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus 2
    106 Australian Pelican Pelicanus conspicillatus 4
    125 Silver Gull L. novaehollandiae 80+
    981 Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus 6
    114 White-fronted tern Sterna striata 2
    115 Crested Tern S. bergii 8
    953 Common Tern Sterna hirundo 1
    104 Australasian Gannet Morus serrator 3
    128 Arctic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus 1
    945 Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus 2

    20 species of seabird identified outside the breakwater.

    Other birds:
    226 White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucocaster 1

    Mammals:
    Short-beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis 8
    Rissoís Dolphin Grampus griseus 4
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