Wollongong trip report 27th May 2000

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Subject: Wollongong trip report 27th May 2000
From: Phil Hansbro <>
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 08:51:06 +1000 (EST)
Wollongong, NSW Pelagic Trip Report 27th May 2000

 Departed at 7.15 am and returned at approx. 3.30 pm.
 Sea Conditions: 1.5M - 3-4M in the afternoon.
 Weather: Fine but cool
 Wind: Light winds to 10 Knots mainly from W
 Water temperature 20.0 degrees C on the shelf

 Those on board,
Phil Hansbro,

A usually quiet May trip but because of the few numbers supporting the trip
we only went to th edge of the shelf. It got a bit rough on the way back
but it wasn't too bad. There were noticeably more birds than the previous
weekend off Sydney but still little variety. Please note that Phil Hansbro
is organising the Wollongong trips until further notice.


Campbell Island Albatross (10+, 1st Winter the rest adults)
Yellow-nosed Albatross (40+)
Providence Petrel (6)
Fluttering Shearwater (10+)
Short-tailed Shearwater (1)
Crested Tern (15+)
Australasian Gannet (20+)
Silver Gull 200+
Kelp Gull 5

 In the harbour
Little Black Cormorant 2
Australian Pelican 6
Sooty Oystercatcher 1

 None Identified

 Future Trips,
Wollongong trips go on the 4th Saturday, Sydney Pelagics normally depart on
the 2nd Saturday of each month and Eden trips on the 5th Sunday (4 times
per year). Please contact either Phil Hansbro or Tony Palliser to make a
booking for Wollongong or Sydney and Barbara Jones to make a booking for
the Eden trips.

Phil Hansbro: Ph; 02-49236819 or 02-49271808 
Tony Palliser: Ph; 02-99001678, 02-94115272 or 0416-095875. 
Barbara Jones: Ph; 02-64957390.  

Dr Phil Hansbro
Discipline of Immunology & Microbiology
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
University of Newcastle
Newcastle NSW 2308
Tel: +61 2 49236819
Fax: +61 2 49236814

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