Portland (Vic.) pelagic 15 Feb. 1998

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Subject: Portland (Vic.) pelagic 15 Feb. 1998
From: "Peter S Lansley" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 22:24:08 +1100
Portland (Vic.) pelagic, Sunday 15 February 1998.
Departed 0735. Reached 25 N Mi S of Lawrence Rocks. Docked 1700. Observers

Mike Carter (organiser), Peter Lansley, Rohan Clark, Murray Grant, Ian
Ashton, Roger & Jenny Taylor, Beth Williams, Trevor Cowie and another from
SA (sorry), Mike Doyle, Peter Crabtree.

Weather. In wake of cold front, SW wind 15 knots moderating to 5 knots by
afternoon. Swell 4-5 metres moderating to 1-2 m later in day. Cloudy with
occasional filtered sunlight in middle of day. Light drizzle in harbour,
but almost none once at sea. Air temp. circa 8-15 deg. C, cold for this
time of year.


Little Penguin                  4
Giant-Petrel sp.?               1
Great-winged Petrel             6
White-chinned Petrel            4
Flesh-footed Shearwater         80
Sooty Shearwater                1
Short-tailed Shearwater         170
Fluttering Shearwater           2
Hutton's Shearwater             2
[Flutton's] Shearwater          6
Wandering Albatross             5
Black-browed Albatross          70
Shy Albatross                   16
Yellow-nosed Albatross          80
BULLER'S ALBATROSS              1
Wilson's Storm-Petrel           1
White-faced Storm-Petrel        70
Australasian Gannet             5000
Black-faced Cormorant           110
Pomarine Jaeger         1
Arctic Jaeger                   7
LONG-TAILED JAEGER              1
Pacific Gull                    1
Silver Gull                     50
Crested Tern                    22

also in harbour: Great Cormorant 1, Pied Oystercatcher 1, Sooty
Oystercatcher 2, Sacred Kingfisher 1.

Mammals: Aust. Fur Seal 5

Full details available from Mike Carter, phone 03 9787 7136. Next trip
Sunday 15 March. December and January trips cancelled due to unfavourable
weather conditions.

Peter Lansley, Melbourne.

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