Dunnalley Boat Trip, 27/9/98

Subject: Dunnalley Boat Trip, 27/9/98
From: Tim Reid <>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 14:34:25 GMT
Report on a pelagic boat trip from Dunnalley (Tasmania), 29/9/98

Dunnalley is a small port on the east coast of Tasmania (about 20 km north
of Eaglehawk Neck).

Those present: Bill and Maggie Wakefield, Phil Maher, George Appleby, Tim
Reid and four others.

Weather: Fine and sunny all day (0/8 cloud). Gentle breeze from the NW
(F1-2) with slight seas (F1) in morning, with wind increasing from the N in
afternoon (F3-4).

Activities: Departed Dunnalley 0710. Passed out of Blackman Bay 0800. Headed
east to the continental shelf, arriving there at approximately 1000. Headed
back to port at 1330. Arrive Visscher Island 1510, and depart 1520. Arrive
Blackman Bay 1545. Docked 1620.

Water temperature ranged from 12.1 - 13.0oC.

Birds seen (estimated number, with maximum count in brackets):

Little Penguin 2(1)
Wandering Albatross 4(2); 3 stage 4, 1 stage 3
Southern Royal Albatross 2(2); 1 stage 1, 1 stage 3
Northern Royal Albatross 2(1); 2 stage 2
Shy Albatross 200(70)
Salvin's Albatross 1(1); adult
Black-browed Albatross 3(2); 2 sub-adult impavida, 1 sub-adult melanophris
Northern Giant-petrel 3(3); 2 stage 1, 1 stage 2
Southern Giant-petrel 1(1); stage 1
Southern Fulmar 1(1)
Cape Petrel 25(21); 2 australe, 23 capense
Greaat-winged Petrel 1
Fairy Prion 300(150)
Short-tailed Shearwater '000's('000's)
Sooty Shearwater 1
Common Diving-petrel 100(10)
Wilson's Storm-petrel 1
White-faced Storm-petrel 4(1)
Grey-backed Storm-petrel 2(1)
Australian Gannet 5(4)
Cresten Tern 5(2)
Dominican Gull 10(8)
Silver Gull 100(100)
Red-necked Stint 1(1)
Black-faced Shag
Welcome Swallow 1(1)

Birds on Visscher Island
Dominican Gull 400
Pacific Gull 60
Silver Gull 10
Black-faced Shag 50
Sooty Oystercatcher 1

Birds in Blackman Bay
Dominican Gull
Pacific Gul
Silver Gull
Crested Tern 
Caspian Tern
Pied Oystercatcher
Aust. Pelican
Black-faced Shag
Great Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Little Pied Cormonrant
Great Egret

Mammals seen
Southern Bottlenose Whale 6
Fur-seal 1

Tim Reid.
Marine Ecosystems Unit
Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 44a

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

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