Eaglehawk Neck Boat Trip, 3 June 2000

To: Tim Reid <>
Subject: Eaglehawk Neck Boat Trip, 3 June 2000
From: Tony Palliser <>
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 21:14:52 +1000
Nine albatross species (using Christidis and Boles taxonomy) on one trip would have to be a world record! Congratulations for such a brilliant trip - most impressive. Chris Corben once saw all 9 in two days off Tasmania many years ago and last year off Wollongong we had 8 within a week but 9 in is a record for a one day pelagic and adding Grey Petrel to the list certainly makes for a great day out.


At 6/5/00 +1000, you wrote:
Eaglehawk Neck, Tas Pelagic Trip Report 3 June 2000

 Departed at 7.55 am and returned at approx. 4.00 pm.
 Sea Conditions: Slight sea with 3m swell from south
 Weather: Fine but cool
 Wind: Light winds to 10 Knots mainly from NW
 Water temperature 12.5-13.5 degrees C on the shelf, 14.5 degrees C inshore

 Those on board,
David Milton, Paul Wallbridge and ten other people from Southport (Qld -
sorry, I have an appalling memory for names), and Tim Reid.

 Birds (Approximate numbers seen, with maximum in brackets)

Little Penguin          1(1)
Wandering Albatross             7(3)
Southern Royal Albatross        3(1)
Shy Albatross                   40(25)
Black-browed Albatross
        impavida                10(5)
        melanophris             1(1)
        subspecies              1(1)
Buller's Albatross              10(2)
Yellow-nosed Albatross  10(3)
Grey-headed Albatross   2(1)
Sooty Albatross         2(1)
Light-mantled Sooty Albatross   2(1)
Northern Giant-petrel   5(4)
Cape Petrel                     3(3)
Great-winged Petrel
        macroptera              20(6)
White-headed Petrel             5(1)
Fairy Prion                     1(1)
Grey Petrel                     2(1)
Sooty Shearwater                2(1)
Short-tailed Shearwater 5(2)
Grey-backed Storm-petrel        2(1)
Common Diving-petrel            10(2)
Great Skua                      1(1)
Arctic Jaeger                   1(1)
Crested Tern                    15(5)
Australian Gannet               5(2)

On Hippolyte Rock
Black-faced Shag                150
Dominican Gull
Pacific Gull
Silver Gull
Forest Raven

Australian Fur-seal     150 on Hippolyte Rock,
                        20 feeding near shelf edge SE of Tasman I.

Tim Reid.
Marine Conservation Section
Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 44a

phone:  011-61-3-62336018
fax:    011-61-3-62333477

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