Sea birding off Bremer Bay (WA)

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Subject: Sea birding off Bremer Bay (WA)
From: Laurie Knight <>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:33:13 +1000
G'day all

Following on from my posting 6 weeks ago, I received the following note from David Riggs. It may be possible for a group of pelagic birders to get on a boat heading out to the Bremer sea canyon hot spot in February (see below). The cost is higher than the average pelagic charter, but the trip might be a bit more interesting ...

If you are interested, David's contact details are below.

Regards, Laurie.

From: riggsaustralia <>
Date: 20 December 2013 12:03:14 PM
Subject: Bremer Canyon Expedition 2014

Hi Laurie

I was Presenter and Producer of the doco .. "The Search for the Oceans Super Predator".

Yes it was a bit sensationalised although it has since aired in Japan, Europe, the Middle East and
poised for North America via Smithsonian.

Reason for my email, I am pulling together another expedition from mid February 2014 and this time,
have seats available on the vessel.
I dont have TV funding for the expedition so are offering packages of 10 seats for 5k for one days visit to
the site.

I have 6 days underwritten to date and need a total of 10 days to ensure the expedition proceeds.

Im wondering if your group might have 10 members willing to part with 5k to come out and
see the pelagic birdlife for yourselves.

I can be reached on 0428 428 003 if you would like to chat further


Dave Riggs


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> Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 18:07:41 +1000
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Sea birding off Bremer Bay (WA)
> G'day
> While watching the doco "The Search for the Ocean's Super Predator "
> on the ABC the other night, I was fascinated by the seabird activity
> in a marine hotspot south of Bremer Bay. Amongst other things, there
> were a large number (20-30) of Orcas present, which was apparently
> unusual in Australian waters.
> Apparently there may be a hydrocarbon seep in a canyon that is the
> base of the food pyramid there. It would be interesting to see how
> the seabird abundance there compares with that off Albany (the port of
> southern pelagics in WA).
> Regards, Laurie.
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