Sydney Pelagic Trip Report 14th NOVEMBER 1998

Subject: Sydney Pelagic Trip Report 14th NOVEMBER 1998
From: palliser <>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 19:36:52 +1100
Sydney Pelagic Trip Report 14th NOVEMBER 1998  
Departed at 7.15 am and returned at 3.15 pm.    
1.0M swell, Winds light variable    
Reaching 28 Nautical Miles E of Sydney Heads.   
Water temperature 19.3 Degrees    
Primary chumming location 34.02'S 151.45'E 
Those on Board,    
Jeroen Bijleved, Graham Blackwell, David Brewer, Margaret Brewer, 
Irene Denton, Leo Edson, Nick Hodges, Rod Gardner, Hans Groot, Alex 
Gillespe, Michael Kehr, Natalie Kehr, Bruce McGregor, Anne McGregor, 
Freyer McGregor, Johnathon Meyer, David Miller, John Morgan, Tony 
Palliser, Quentin Paynter, Tom Smith, Andrew Stafford, Win  
Van-Sblunder, Chris Winter, Ken Wysocki and Alan Ziegler.   
An excellent trip, pleasant calm conditions plenty of Wandering  
Albatross one or two rarities including two Black Petrels and a very 
confiding juvenile Buller's Albatross which followed us for 28NM from 
well beyond the shelf to Sydney Heads.  Large numbers of hungry Great- 
winged Petrel and Wedge-tailed Shearwaters.  Several races of  
Wandering Albatross (potentially gibsoni & exulans) plus a reasonable 
possibility that one or two of them may have been antipodensis one of  
which was banded with a New Zealand ring (NZ R51696). Many photographs 
were taken which may assist with the identification of these races 
after further research.  Also some of the seasons first Flesh-footed  
Shearwater and Long-tailed Jaeger.  
(numbers in brackets = highest count at any one time)    
(numbers before the name assist in the recording process)    
073-Great-winged Petrel 140+(100+) 
971-Providence (Solander's) Petrel 3(1)  
917-BLACK PETREL 2(2) 
069-Wedge-tailed Shearwater 230+(180+)  
072-Flesh-footed Shearwater 8+(4) 
070-Sooty Shearwater 6(2)  
071-Short-tailed Shearwater 2+(2) being very low numbers 
068-Fluttering Shearwater 2(1) (and 5+ unidentified)  
913-Hutton's Shearwater 2(1) 
086-Wandering Albatross  12+(9)  
  (stage 4 gibsoni type?) 6-8(5) 
  (stage 5 exulan type?) 2(2)  
  (stage 3 antipodensis type?) 2-3(2) 
088-Black-browed Albatross 15-20+ (Juv 12+)  
  (impavida - Juvenile 1) 
  (melanophrys - adult 1) 
065-White-faced Storm Petrel 1  
104-Australasian Gannet 4(2) 
106-Australasian Pelican 3 in the harbour 
945-Pomarine Jaeger 5(2) 
128-Arctic Jaeger 4(3) 
933-Long-tailed Jaeger 3(1) 
125-Silver Gull 10+ inshore  
115-Crested Tern 3-4  
19 species of seabird - away from the heads.    
Hump-backed Whales  2 (Very brief this time)    
Common Dolphin :  one small pod of about 8    
Sydney Pelagics depart on the 2nd Saturday of each month, Wollongong    
Pelagics depart on the 4th Sunday of each month and Eden Pelagics on
the 3rd Sunday of each month thru 1999. If you would like to join one 
of these trips please contact either Tony Palliser or Pete Milburn to 
make a booking.    
Tony Palliser    
Ph wk..... 02-99001678 fx..... 02-99001669    
Ph mb..... 0416 095875   
Ph hm..... 02-94277563    
email: wk:      

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