more dead Short-tailed Shearwaters

Subject: more dead Short-tailed Shearwaters
From: "Chris Brandis" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2013 19:41:53 +1100
The pelagic trips off Wollongong this week had 100s of Short-tailed Shearwaters following the boat fighting over the burley of minced meat and fat and pieces of fat, obviously starving. A couple fell on board and appeared to have reasonable breast condition but many flying past appeared to have crops prominent from the breast line. In my experience this is unusual as they normally stream past heading south with the Wedge-tailed being the prominent Shearwater, but this time they were in the minority.
Cheers  Chris

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