Wollongong Pelagic Trip Report 22nd NOVEMBER 1998

Subject: Wollongong Pelagic Trip Report 22nd NOVEMBER 1998
From: "Tony PALLISER" <>
Date: 24 Nov 98 12:22:40 +1100
Wollongong Pelagic Trip Report 22nd NOVEMBER 1998

Departed at 7.30 am and returned at 5.00 pm.
1.0M swell, Winds light variable
Reaching 27 Nautical Miles E of Wollongong.
Water temperature 20.1 Degrees beyond the shelf
Primary chumming location 34.32'S 151.20'E

Those on Board,
Graham Barwell, Trudi Bird, David Deifik, Peter Evans, Paul Harvey,
Nick Green, Jules Gold, Jim Hull, Pete Milburn, Dave Miller, Tony
Palliser, Steve Piotrowski, Lindsay Smith, Robin Winbush and Dane

A very quiet November trip, with bird numbers generally well down on
previous November trips from Wollongong.  In spite of the low number
of species the Wandering Albatross (the last few for the season) were
a highlight for everyone on board as was the rarity of the day a very
obliging White-chinned Petrel. Sooty Shearwater numbers were thought
to be high and yet Short-tailed numbers were lower than one would
expect. We had higher hopes after Rod's sighting of a Southern Fulmar
earlier in the week from Maroubra, in Sydney but alas we will have to
wait for another day.

(numbers in brackets = highest count at any one time)
(numbers before the name assist in the recording process)

005-Little Penguin 2 (1)
075-Great-winged Petrel 75-125 (75+)
069-Wedge-tailed Shearwater 100-125+(80+)
072-Flesh-footed Shearwater 1-2 (1)
070-Sooty Shearwater 10-15(6)
071-Short-tailed Shearwater 4+(2) very low numbers
068-Fluttering Shearwater 6-8(4)
913-Hutton's Shearwater 10-15(6)
086-Wandering Albatross  2(2)
...(stage 3-4 gibsoni type) 2(2)
088-Black-browed Albatross 4(3-Juv & 1-Ad)
...(all impavida)(4)
063-Wilson's Storm Petrel 3(2)
104-Australasian Gannet 9(2)
106-Australasian Pelican 3 in the harbour
945-Pomarine Jaeger 3(1)
128-Arctic Jaeger 3(1)
125-Silver Gull 100+
981-Kelp Gull 6 (2)
953-Common Tern 1
115-Crested Tern 50+(20+)
....Sooty Oystercatcher 2 (2)

19 species of seabird - away from the heads.

One pod of unidentified dolphin Dusky / Striped?

Future Trips,
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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