Eden Pelagic Report Sunday 30th August 1998
Departed 8am. Returned 4.15pm.
Seas 1-2 metres. Swell 1 metre - choppy.
Wind initially 8 knots building up to 25 knots.
Sky overcast, clearing later.
Water Temperature 13.2 Deg C inshore
Water Temperature 15.3 Deg.C at 60 fathoms.
Stopped at 20.5 miles in 86 fathoms to burley. Shy Albatross main
species. Proceeded to 26.5 miles by noon in 250 fathoms.
On board were: Eric Andrew, Geoff Duggan, David Webb, David Siems, Allan
Richards, Nick Hodges, Mike Doyle, Eric Rice, Sandi Rice, Alan
Scrymgeour, Lym Scrymgeour, Mick Donohue, David Latham and Skipper John
Birds (Numbers in brackets = highest count at any one time)
Little Penguin 1
Southern Giant Petrel 4
Providence Petrel 6
Fairy Prion 16 (7)
Fluttering Shearwater 10
Wandering Albatross 1
Salvin's Albatross 5
Shy Albatross 150 (50)
Yellow-nosed Albatross 1
Australasian Gannet 22 (10)
Little Pied Cormorant 1
Black-faced Cormorant 4
Great Cormorant 3
Australian Pelican 4
Striated Heron 1 (on breakwater)
Whistling Kite 1
White-bellied Sea Eagle 3
Great Skua 4 (2)
Pacific Gull 17 (9)
Plus: 2 whales, 1 seal and 8 dolphins
Next trip Sunday 20th September 1998. Wait list only for Sunday 29th
Good news! 1999 trips will depart on the third Sunday of EACH month.
Bookings are necessary. Phone Barbara Jones at 02 6495 7390 or email