28 November Report

OVERVIEW

23C, some cloud cover. Wind: Stronger than forecast. 15-20 knots at times. Sea surface temps: 19.6C. 2m seas. Arrived at the shelf coming up to 11am. Set up the 1st drift just west of the seamount. We drifted at 0.5 knots to the north west taking us further from the seamount. 2nd drift was made once again west of the seamount but slightly further south, once again drifting ~0.5NM north west.

A handful of common dolphins, plus a number of sunfish. One gave us terrific views. Flying fish also seen.

BIRD LIST

(Note that the numbers in parentheses represent the approximate maximum number of that species in view at one time)

Wilson's Storm Petrel17
Shy Albatross8
Black-browed Albatross1
Campbell Albatross1
Grey-faced Petrel3
Wedge-tailed Shearwater120
Flesh-footed Shearwater40
Short-tailed Shearwater 65
Sooty Shearwater 3
Fluttering Shearwater5
Hutton's Shearwater100
Fluttering-type Shearwaters50
Pomarine Jaeger5
Jeager sp.1
Silver Gull70
Sooty Tern1
Greater Crested Tern5

OTHER

Common Dolphin
Sunfish5
Flyingfish2

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(Photographs Meysam Makvandi and Roksana Boreli).

Meysam Makvandi
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Meysam Makvandi
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Roksana Boreli
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Roksana Boreli
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