25 June 2000, SOSSA Rsearch Trip Report, Wollongong NSW

Subject: 25 June 2000, SOSSA Rsearch Trip Report, Wollongong NSW
From: "P.J. Milburn" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 20:42:40 +1000
25th June 2000 SOSSA Rsearch Trip Report, Wollongong NSW  AUSTRALIA

Report prepared by: P.J. Milburn


Departed at 06:00 am and returned at approx. 7.30 pm.
Sea Conditions: Sea slight,   0.5 metre to calm later.  Swell to 1.5 metre
                    falling to <0.5 metre, SE.
Weather: Glorious sunshine all day.  Max. 18°C
Wind: Light around 10  South South West dropping to nill
Water temperature 16.8 to 20.1 degrees C.
Primary chumming location 34'30 - 151'20.


Another wonderful late June day at sea, glorious weather and comfortable
conditions!  Flat calm conditions allowed us to observe numerous Littte
Penguin, including 3 birds in unusually deep water at 120FM.  The ideal
conditions also provided a very good view of a COMMON DIVING-PETREL 8 NM
outside the harbour on the way out.  Brief views of an adult BULLER'S
ALBATROSS heralded our arrival at the continental shelf break.


A second year Gibson's Albatross which had been banded the previous day
viewing us with great suspicion for 3 hours as it eat the berley at a safe

Birds recorded according to latest Environment Australia Reporting Schedule:

Species code:   Species name:   Numbers:

(Note: numbers in parenthesis = highest count at any one time)

005 Little penguin Eudyptula minor 9 (4)
085 COMMON DIVING-PETREL Pelecanoides urinatrix 1
080 Cape Petrel Daption capense australe 1
971 Solander's Petrel Pterodroma solandri 15 (6)
083 Fairy Prion Pachyptila turtur 270+ (150+)
084 ANTARCTIC PRION  P. desolata 265+ (250+)
068 Fluttering Shearwater Puffinus gavia 1
847 Gibson's Albatross Diomedea gibsoni 2 (1)
088 Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophrys 19 (5)
859 Campbell Albatross T. impavida 1
091 Shy Albatross T. cauta 1
864 Indic Yellow-nosed Albatross T. carteri 150+ (60+)
931 BULLER'S ALBATROSS T. bulleri 1
104 Australasian Gannet Morus serrator 2 (1)
980 Brown Skua Catharacta lonnbergi 1
981 Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus 3 (2)
125 Silver Gull  L. novaehollandiae 400+ (150+)
115 Crested Tern Sterna bergii 71 (65)

In the harbour

Embarked and disembarked in darkness.

18 species of seabird identified outside the breakwater.

New Zealand Fur Seal 1

Future Trips,
All Pelagic Trips from NSW are operated at no profit to the organisers
being operated as group boat charters for the benefit of all who wish
to join us.  If you would like to join one of these  trips please  contact:

Either SOSSA or Carl Loves to make a booking on the SOSSA Wollongong
Pelagics which depart on the 4th Saturday of each month.

SOSSA: Phone 02 4271 6004.

Carl Loves Phone: 0427 423 500

Either Tony Palliser or Pete Milburn to make a booking for Sydney Pelagics,
which depart on the 2nd Saturday of each month..

Tony Palliser Ph; 02-99001678 (w), 02-94115272  (h)

Pete Milburn: Mobile 0416-249 506, 02-6255 1313 (AH) or 02-62494326 (BH)

Barbara Jones to make a booking for Eden Pelagics which are run on the 5th
Sunday of each month it occurs.

Barbara Jones or Ph (02) 6495 7390

Note: SOSSA = Southern Oceans Seabird Study Association

Dr.P.J. Milburn
Biomolecular Resource Facility
The Australian National University
GPO Box 334 Canberra ACT 0200  AUSTRALIA
Phone No.  <61> <2> 6249 4326
Fax No.    <61> <2> 6249 4326
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