Sunday, 21 August 2016

Last pelagic

My final pelagic of the trip today. Not the hoped for mega, but still an excellent day. With a lighter wind the sea wasn't as rough so we headed further out. Despite 150+ Storm Petrel joining the slick, a Wilson's surprisingly failed to show. Plenty else though with a Long-tailed Skua, 3 Bonxie along with 3 Cory's, 2 Great and 3 Sooty Shearwater. Three Blue Shark were caught and tagged, while a few Common Dolphin showed briefly. The Yellow-legged Gull again joined the flock to follow us home.

Cory's Shearwater

Sooty Shearwater

Great Shearwater

Long-tailed Skua
Storm Petrel

Yellow-legged Gull

Blue Shark

A brilliant weekend.

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