Rose Bay Pelagic, Sydney 9/8/03

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Subject: Rose Bay Pelagic, Sydney 9/8/03
From: John Reidy <>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 12:07:53 +1000
18 people on board the Halicat departed at 7.00 am on Saturday. The 
swell was slight and the breeze turned from the SW to the South during 
the day and strengthened. We went out to just under 30 NM from Port 

Highlights of the day were a pod of 5 - 10 Bottlenose Dolphins on the 
way out and a pod of 10 -12 Common Dolphins on the way back. These 
latter rode the bow waves for at least 15 minutes.

Birds were low in numbers and variety.

Birds seen were:

In the harbour: 
2 x Pelicans (2)
1 x Large Pied cormorant 
Silver Gulls

At sea:
1 x Fairy Penguin
2 x Shy Albatross (1)
7 x A Gannets (3)
1 x Fluttering type Shearwater
2 x Huttons Shearwaters (1)
13 x Fluttering Shearwaters (3)
10 x Crested Terns (4)
6 x Yellow Nosed Albatross (4)
45 x Providence Petrels (8)
2 x White Faced Storm Petrel (1)
1 x Prion Sp.

John Reidy
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