Portland Pelagic trip report

Subject: Portland Pelagic trip report
From: Rohan Clarke <>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2000 12:53:43 +1100
Hi all,
Here's the trip report for the Portland Pelagic that sailed on Sunday 30th
January 2000.

HIGHLIGHTS: Generally a pleasant day with a good diversity of birds and some
nice close approaches by White-chinned Petrels, Common Diving petrel and
Grey-backed Storm-petrel.  Bullers Albatross are now regular at this time of
year. Two small pods of Common Dolphins and large aggregations of loafing
fur seals also provided interest.

CONDITIONS: Departed 0640 reaching the shelf break at 1035 berleyed at a
number of locations before turning about at 1300. Docked at 1545. Slight sea
on moderate swell becoming flat on a 2-4 m swell. Wind: fresh to 10 knots
South-westerly. Cloud cover patchy breaking up to be mostly sunny in the

THOSE ON BOARD: Mike Carter, Harry Clarke, Rohan Clarke, Chris Lester, Neil
Macumber, Peter Barrand, Brett Jarrett, Harry Zwacke, Gail Berry, Rob Berry,
Chris Morris and Jean Frolick.

Little Penguin 8 (3)
Black-browed Albatross 40 (20) (10 impavida)
Yellow-nosed Albatross 50 (20)
Shy Albatross 40 (20)
Wandering Albatross 1 gibsoni
Common Diving Petrel 3 (1)
Great-winged Petrel 50 (50) (30 gouldii)
White-headed Petrel 1 distant views
Fairy Prion 2 (1)
Flesh-footed Shearwater 20 (60)
Short-tailed Shearwater 362 (100)
Fluttering Shearwater 4 (1)
White-faced Storm Petrel 70 (50)
Australian Gannet 30 + 8000 at Lawrence Rocks
Black-faced Cormorant 60 (60) at Lawrence Rocks
Little Black Cormorant 1 at Lawrence Rocks
Arctic Jaeger 5 (2)
Pomerine Jaeger 2 (1)
Pacific Gull 2 in Harbor
Silver Gull 60 at Lawrence Rocks
Crested Tern 10 (2)

Common dolphin 8 + 6
Fur Seal Sp. 40 

Contact Mike Carter on (03) 9787 7136 for details of upcoming trips

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