Wollongong Pelagic trip 22/11/97

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Subject: Wollongong Pelagic trip 22/11/97
From: "Brandis, Chris CC" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 07:00:00 +1100
Sorry for delay, BHP fire put Email out.

9 aboard, light to stronger NE winds, sea 19.7 to 21.5 C
Slightly over cast, quite pleasant.
Did not see any Black Petrels but attendant birds were very hungry.
Bird List

Silver Gull                     40
Kelp Gull                       1
Crested tern                    20
Little Penguin                  2
Short-tailed Shearwater         2000 + constant flow of small flocks
heading south
Wedge-tailed  Shearwater                1000 +
Fluttering  Shearwater          100
Hutton's  Shearwater            2
Sooty  Shearwater               2
Flesh-footed  Shearwater                50
Pomarine Jaeger                 15
Arctic Jaeger                   2
Long-tailed Jaeger              3
Black-browed Albatross          2
Wandering Albatross             5 gibsoni, Capt Carl netted one with a
non-Wollongong band on the right leg
Providence petrel               1
Great-winged Petrel             100
Wilson's Storm Petrel           3
White-faced Storm Petrel                1
Austrasian Gannet               1

Bottle-nosed dolphins           20  large oceanic ones riding the bow
Fur Seal

Thanks   Chris Brandis

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