Wollongong Boat Trip 26/5/01

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Subject: Wollongong Boat Trip 26/5/01
From: Chris <>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 22:24:48 +1000
Weather - clear and sunny with light to medium SE to SW winds
Mostly a tourist trip with people onboard whose interest was raised by
the article on these trips in the Wollongong Mercury featuring Carl
Loves and Lindsay Smith.
Seabird numbers low and no good sightings of mammals.
Bird                    NMs             Number, approximate
Little Penguin          1               2
Great-winged Petrel     22              1
Providence Petrel       12 - 22         40
Black-browed Albatross
 - impavada             4 - 22          20
 - melanophrys          6 -22           4
Shy Albatross           22              1
Yellow-nosed Albatross  10 - 22         10
Australian Gannet       3 - 15          25
Great Skua              22              1
Kelp Gull               5 -  22         10
Silver Gull             1 - 22          200
Crested Tern            1 - 22          20

Also Pelicans joined us on the way in about 2 NM out from the Five

Chris Brandis

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