We participated in Paul Walbridge's highly successful Southport Sea Mount pelagic 17th-20th March 2015. Paul will post the full report.
Some of Raja's photos from our fantastic trip are on her website at the following links:
18 Mar 2015
Site: Britannia Seamount off far northern New South Wales
Highlights were 1 ‘Striped’ and 3 White-bellied Storm-petrels, 5 Antipodean/Gibson’s Albatross (one with an off-white DARVIC band with the code ‘014’ on its left leg), 2 Red-tailed Tropicbirds, 1 Red-footed Booby, 1 Long-tailed Jaeger and 3 White Terns. A Collared Petrel (intermediate morph) was seen by two participants. In addition we saw Wedge-tailed and Flesh-footed Shearwaters, Tahiti, Kermadec, Greyfaced, Providence (2), Gould's and White-necked Petrels, a Pomarine Jaeger, Sooty Terns and Oceanic Bottlenose Dolphins.
19 Mar 2015
Site: Queensland Seamount off SEQ
Highlights were 1 pale morph Herald Petrel; 4 ‘Striped’ Storm-petrels, 2 Black Petrels; 1 juv. Australasian Gannet; 4 Red-footed Boobies; 1 Brown Booby and 3 Black Noddies. In addition we saw Wedge-tailed, Flesh-footed and 2 Hutton's Shearwaters, Tahiti, Kermadec, Grey-faced, Gould's and White-necked Petrels, Sooty Terns and Oceanic Bottlenose Dolphins.