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Location
Eaglehawk Neck Pelagic Trip, Tasman, Tasmania, AU ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:10 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
11
Duration:
7 hour(s), 35 minute(s)
Distance:
60.0 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Andrea Magnusson List , Chris Sanderson List , Christopher Escott List , Michael C Duffy List , Paul Brooks , Peter Vaughan List
Comments:
Participants:
Allan Benson, Ruth Brozek, Chris Darby, Michael Duffy, Chris Escott, Andi Magnussen, Chris Sanderson, Peter Vaughan and Paul Brooks (Inala guide and report compiler)

Boat:
The Pauletta, skippered by John Males, with deckhand Hugh Smith.

Notes:
This was an action-packed trip, with good numbers of birds all day and high diversity of species. We recorded 7 taxa of albatross before we’d even reached the shelf-break and many of these birds followed the boat until we stopped in deeper water and stuck with us throughout the day. The highlight was a Blue Petrel, a first October record for Eaglehawk pelagics, that provided extremely close views as it fed in the slick right at the stern, even following us right back in to around 55 fathoms as we headed for home. Many other birds followed us a considerable distance into port as well; it was an unusual sight to see Wandering, Gibson’s, Southern Royal and Northern Royal in the wake within twenty minutes of reaching port. We had two other birds which were first October records for Eaglehawk: a rather brief showing of a young Light-mantled Albatross and a very early Mottled Petrel which shot past in typical fashion.

Activity:
Left port at 0710 hrs and headed east to the shelf-break, pulling up over 130 fathoms. We were drifting rapidly back into the shelf so, after motoring back to our starting point the first time, we went further out, to 250 fathoms, the second time. We began to drift a little slower and more southerly from ~1100 hrs and stayed on this drift until heading straight back to port, with a stop over 57 fathoms for a Brown Skua, docking at 1445 hrs.

Conditions:
It was mainly cloudy with rain threatening in Pirates Bay before we set out. Past the heads, the 20-25 knot north-easterly was kicking seas up to 2 m in tight sets and it was a bumpy, wet ride to the shelf. Out wide, the wind was more like 15-20 knots with some stronger gusts, but the waves were more widely spaced. The sun began to break through the clouds and even though land was obscured by cloud and a couple of squalls passed inside of us, we had no rain. Water temperature was 12.7 deg C inshore, rising to 13.5 deg C out wide. One case of seasickness was immediately cured when the call of “Light-mantled Sooty!” went up.

Sharks: 1 A Shortfin Mako of around 4—5 feet cruised under the wanderers gathered behind the boat for over 10 minutes, giving a couple of birds a bit of a bump.
Species
27 species (+6 other taxa) total
1
ML120014171

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131734461

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
9
1
70

Approx.

13
ML131734691

© Christopher Escott

Sex:
Sex Unknown
4
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 4
ML131734981

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131734991

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
50

Approx.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 3 2 45
ML120014301

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131735181

© Christopher Escott

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1

Photo.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
ML120015631

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131735391

© Christopher Escott

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
2
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1
ML120014411

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131735571

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131741441

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
14
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 10 4
ML120014511

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131735771

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131735801

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1

A first October record for Eaglehawk pelagics.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
ML120015791

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality

Possibly a juvenile bird.

Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1

A distant bird with all-dark upperwings seen in offshore water in the morning.

8
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2 4 2
ML120016131

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131736261

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131738351

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
2
ML120016241

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
13

Several followed us back into inshore water.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 10 2
ML120016391

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131736981

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131738751

© Christopher Escott

Age:
Juvenile
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
7
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 5
Female
Sex Unknown 2
ML120016471

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
ML131739091

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
17
ML120016511

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131740441

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
ML131741681

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
2
ML120016521

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131740951

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
ML131740531

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Juvenile
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131740631

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Juvenile
Sex:
Sex Unknown
5
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 5
ML120016541

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131740701

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Juvenile
Sex:
Sex Unknown
9
ML120016581

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131741051

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131741501

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
7
5
1

Seen well only by a couple of observers as it shot past the starboard side. A first October record for Eaglehawk pelagics.

1

A first October record for Eaglehawk pelagics.

ML120017091

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML120017111

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML120017121

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131741191

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
50

Approx.

ML120016681

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131740741

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
10
ML120016731

© Paul Brooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131739841

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML131740291

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
Procellaria sp.

A bird with dark ungues observed briefly prior to reaching the shelf-break.

1700

Approx.

ML131740791

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
11
ML131741251

© Christopher Escott

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
 

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