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    Published on 18-12-2004 09:29 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Photos: Darryl &Wedge-tailed shearwater (Mike Double); White-capped albatross & great-winged petrel (Peter Milburn); Black petrel (Inger Vandyke); Pomarine jaeger (Inger Vandyke); Common Dolphin (Brooke Whylie).


    Departed at 07:20 returned at 15:45 EDT.
    Sea conditions: calm at first then to 0.5m NE later in the morning and 2.0m NE in the afternoon.
    Swell: 1.0 to 2.0m ESE.
    Weather: haze and cloud on shore but hot with bright sunshine all day at sea. Temperature range: 20.1 to 26.6C.
    Barometric pressure: 1024HPa falling.
    Wind: calm at first but a NE breeze of 5 to 10 knots developed by mid morning, strengthening to 15 to 20 knots later in the day.
    Sea surface temperature: 20.8 to 22.9C.
    Primary chumming locations: S 34 28 E 151 16 and S 34 28 E 151 21.
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    Published on 28-11-2004 09:25 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.
    Photos by Brook Whylie (White-capped albatross, Gibson's albatross) and P.J. Milburn (Pomarine jaeger).


    Departed: 07:15 returned at 16:10 EDT.
    Sea conditions: to 0.5 to 1.0m NE.
    Swell: to 1.5m ENE.
    Weather: very warm and mostly overcast in the morning, clearing by midday.
    Temperature range: 24.1 to 29.8 C.
    Barometric pressure: 1016HPa falling.
    Wind: calm at first with a NE breeze of 5 to 10 knots developing by mid morning; backing to the NW after lunch ahead of a strong SW change that arrived shortly after we berthed.
    Sea surface temperature: 20.0 to 20.9C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 31 E 151 19.
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    Published on 27-11-2004 09:22 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.
    Photos by P.J. Milburn (Short-tailed shearwater) and Brook Whylie (Pomarine jaeger).


    Departed: 07:15 returned at 16:10 EDT.
    Sea conditions: to 0.5 to 1.0m NE.
    Swell: 1.0 to 2.0m ESE.
    Weather: hot with bright sunshine all day.
    Temperature range: 21.0 to 34.6C.
    Barometric pressure: 1022HPa steady.
    Wind: calm at first but a NE breeze of 5 to 10 knots developed by mid morning.
    Sea surface temperature: 19.7 to 20.5C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 22 E 151 22.
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    Published on 22-11-2004 09:11 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Photographs by: Mike Double (Short-tailed shearwater, Common dolphin, Gibson's albatross, Wedge-tailed shearwater)


    Departed: 07:30 returned at 15:30 EDT.
    Sea conditions: waves to 0.5m ESE.
    Swell: 1.5 to 2.5m SSE.
    Weather: Overcast for most of the day with some sunny periods around mid-day.
    Temperature range: 18.8 to 20.6C.
    Barometric pressure: 1020HPa steady.
    Wind: ESE 5 to 10 knots.
    Sea surface temperature: 18.9 to 19.9C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 28 E 151 19.

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    Published on 24-10-2004 09:08 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.
    Photos: Antipodean albatross (P. Milburn), Black petrel (I. Vandyke).


    Departed: 07:20 returned at 16:05 EST
    Sea conditions: to 0.5m ESE to 1.0m SSE in the afternoon.
    Swell: 2 to 3m from the east. Weather: Overcast with light rain at first. Occasional showers during the morning, rain developing later with some thunderstorm activity. Temperature range: 20.8 to 22.2C. Barometric pressure: 1022HPa steady.
    Wind: ESE 5 to 10 knots in the morning backing to SSE 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
    Sea surface temperature: 18.9 to 19.9C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 29 E 151 21.
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    Published on 23-10-2004 09:04 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.
    Photos: Coral spawn (L.Smith), Light-mantled sooty albatross (P. Milburn).

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    Published on 25-09-2004 09:01 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:20 returned at 16:00 EST
    Sea conditions: Calm at first but NNE to 1.5 to 2.0m by mid afternoon.
    Swell: to 1.5m to 2.0m SE.
    Weather: Patchy cloud at first increasing to mostly overcast later in the day.
    Temperature range: 19.1 to 21.2C.
    Barometric pressure: 1017 HPa steady.
    Wind: NE 5 knots at first increasing 15 knots by mid morning, increasing to 20 to 25 knots NNE in the afternoon.
    Sea surface temperature: 18.2 to 19.6C.
    Primary chumming locations: S 34 32 E 151 19 .
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    Published on 28-08-2004 08:55 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:20 returned at 15:00 EST
    Sea conditions: Calm at first but SW to 1m soon after we left port building to S 1.5 to 2m later.
    Swell: 1.5m ESE offshore.
    Weather: Warm winter sunshine with some patchy cloud developing later in the day. Temperature range: 13.0 to 20.5C.
    Barometric pressure: 1016 HPa steady in the morning rising to 1018 HPa in the afternoon.
    Wind: SW 10 knots at first veering to SSW 15 knots by mid morning, then veering E 5 to 10 knots but settling finally to S 10 to 15 knots by lunchtime.
    Sea surface temperature: 16.1 to 20.6C. Primary chumming locations: S 34 22 E 151 21.
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    Published on 21-08-2004 08:54 PM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:50 returned at approx. 17:50.
    Sea conditions: Calm at first later W to 1.5m by mid morning decreasing later in the day.
    Swell: 1.0 to 1.5m SE offshore.
    Weather: Warm winter sunshine with patchy cloud, increasing later.
    Temperature range: 13.2 to 20.2C.
    Barometric pressure: 1018 HPa rising.
    Wind: W to 10 knots at first rising to 15 knots later in the morning but easing in the afternoon.
    Sea surface temperature: 16.0 to 20.4C. Primary chumming locations: None due to the uncomfortable choppy sea conditions.
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    Published on 20-08-2004 08:52 PM

    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.

    Departed: 07:40 returned at approx. 16:30.
    Sea conditions: Calm at first later SW to 1m.
    Swell: 1.0m SE offshore.
    Weather: Warm winter sunshine.
    Temperature range: 9.0 to 21.5C.
    Barometric pressure: 1017 HPa steady.
    Wind: NE to 5 knots at first backing to SW 7 to 10 knots later in the morning and becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
    Sea surface temperature: 16.1 to 20.6C. Primary chumming locations: S 34 35 E 151 17 and S 34 35 E 151 22.
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    Published on 26-06-2004 08:46 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.


    Departed: 07:20 returned at approx. 14:30.
    Sea conditions: Calm at first but deteriorating to 2m WSW by mid morning.
    Swell: to 0.5m SE.
    Weather: Overcast at first but clearing to patchy cloud by mid-morning and clear later. Temperature range: 8.1 to 12.3C.
    Barometric pressure: 1011 HPa rising.
    Wind: WSW 10 to 15 knots at first, strengthening to 30 knots later in the morning.
    Sea surface temperature: 16.9 to 18.3C.
    Primary chumming location: none due to adverse conditions.
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    Published on 22-05-2004 08:42 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.
    Photographs taken by: P.J. Milburn.


    Departed: 07:20 returned at approx. 16:10.
    Sea conditions: Calm.
    Swell: 3.0 to 4.0m SSE offshore.
    Weather: Sunny at first but overcast by mid-morning and clearing to patchy cloud later.
    Temperature range: 17.1 to 21.5C.
    Barometric pressure: 1025 HPa steady.
    Wind: Calm at first, SSE 5 later in the morning and becoming light and variable.
    Sea surface temperature: 19.8 to 22.2C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 31 E 151 23.

    All photos were taken on the May 2004 pelagic trip off Wollongong.
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    Published on 27-03-2004 07:51 PM
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    Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn.
    All photos by: P.J. Milburn.


    Departed: 07:15 returned at 16:45.
    Sea conditions: ESE 1.0 to 1.5m.
    Swell: southeasterly to 1.5m.
    Weather: overcast at first but mostly sunny offshore.
    Temperature range: 23.4 to 24.6C.
    Barometric pressure: 1026Hpa.
    Wind: ESE 10 to 15 kts.
    Sea surface temperature: 22.8 to 24.0C.
    Primary chumming location: S 34 31 E 151 26.
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    Published on 28-02-2004 06:35 PM

    Report prepared by: Graham Barwell.

    After a delayed start due to ropes across the boat harbour having to be removed, we left at 08:10 hrs aboard Sandra K and headed east into what was still quite a big swell following huge seas earlier in the week as a result of an offshore low. We motored out to 34 27 S; 151 09 E, 23.8 km east of the harbour, where SOSSA members tried unsuccessfully to catch shearwaters for banding, 10:00-10:05 hrs. We pushed further out to 34 27 S; 151 19 E, 38.7 km east of the harbour in pelagic waters, where the process of catching and banding Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, with a few Great-winged Petrels and Short-tailed Shearwaters, was much more successful. We stayed here for about 20 mins, then moved a little further east to 34 27 S; 151 20 E, 39.7 km E of the harbour, where the SOSSA banding team continued to work furiously, 12:00-12:30 hrs. We then proceeded out to our furthest point east, 34 26 S; 151 26 E, in 500 fathoms, where we turned at around 13:00 hrs and began the long trip back in, catching more shearwaters en route.
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