SOSSA pelagics off Wollongong, NSW, this past weekend (22nd/23rd October):
Northern hemisphere meets Southern hemisphere:
Brown Skua on Saturday, Arctic and Pomarine Jaeger on Sunday.
White-fronted Tern on Sunday, (Siberian) Common Terns on both days.
5+ Wandering Albatross, 3 Shy/White-capped Albatross, 10+ Black-browed
Albatross, 2 Cape Petrels (australe)
Plus the "usual" species, expected in October.
Highlights were the cetaceans:
a small pod of Pygmy Killer Whales
a large pod of Risso's Dolphins
Short-beaked Common Dolphins
Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins
and a great Humpback show!
Lowlight: We totally missed out on the great Pterodroma/Procellaria show I was
hoping for :-( See Eden Pelagic report (also 22nd/23rd October)!
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