|Sydney Pelagic, Sydney 9 August 2003|
|18 people on board the Halicat departed at 7.00 am on Saturday. The
swell was slight and the breeze turned from the SW to the South during
the day and strengthened. We went out to just under 30 NM from Port
Highlights of the day were a pod of 5 - 10 Bottlenose Dolphins on the
way out and a pod of 10 -12 Common Dolphins on the way back. These
latter rode the bow waves for at least 15 minutes.
Birds were low in numbers and variety.
Birds seen were:
In the harbour:
2 x Pelicans (2)
1 x Large Pied cormorant
1 x Fairy Penguin
2 x Shy Albatross (1)
7 x A Gannets (3)
1 x Fluttering type Shearwater
2 x Huttons Shearwaters (1)
13 x Fluttering Shearwaters (3)
10 x Crested Terns (4)
6 x Yellow Nosed Albatross (4)
45 x Providence Petrels (8)
2 x White Faced Storm Petrel (1)
1 x Prion Sp.