Subject: Results of Sep 4 Westport Pelagic trip Date: Sep 6 09:29:13 1999 From: Christine Vadai - christinevadai at sprynet.com
For those who are interested, some of the humpback whale shots from Saturday are on the web, at http://christinevadai.home.sprynet.com.
Regards, Christine Vadai christinevadai at sprynet.com Mill Creek, WA
-----Original Message----- From: Gene Revelas [SMTP:grevelas at striplin.com] Sent: Sunday, September 05, 1999 9:53 AM To: tweeters Subject: Fw: Results of Sep 4 Westport Pelagic trip
Bill Tweit's account of the Sept. 4th Westport, WA pelagic trip follows:
> Subject: Results of Sep 4 trip > Date: Sunday, September 05, 1999 9:10 AM > > September 4 pelagic trip off Westport on the Monte Carlo. Skipper Phil > Anderson, observers Bill Tweit, Bruce Labar, Barry Troutmann. A beautiful > day on the water, conditions were Beaufort 1-2 with a gentle swell from the > west. Mixed cloud and sun, very good visibility. Most of the birds were
> behind three trawlers, relatively small numbers over Grays Canyon and inshore. > > Species list: > > Black-footed Albatross - 122 > N. Fulmar - 1345 > Pink-footed Shearwater - 152 > Flesh-footed Shearwater - 4 (high) > Buller's Shearwater - 7 > Sooty Shearwater - 142 (very low) > Short-tailed Shearwater - 11 (high) > Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel - 227 (in several rafts over the canyon edge) > Red-necked Phalarope - 1 (very low) > phalarope (sp) - 8 > Pomarine Jaeger - 8 > Parasitic Jaeger - 1 > Long-tailed Jaeger - 2 > So. Polar Skua - 6 > California Gull - 299 > Glaucous-winged/Western Gull - 582 > Sabine's Gull - 35 > small tern (sp) - 1 > Common Tern - 2 > Common Murre - 103 ads., 28 chicks > Pigeon Guillemot - 4 > Cassin's Auklet - 8 > Rhinocerous Auklet - 23 > > Humpback Whale - 2 > Dall's Porpoise - 19 > Harbor Porpoise - 8 > N. Fur Seal - 1 > > The Humpback Whales were certainly the highlight of the day, with numbers of > FFSH, STSH and SPSK close seconds. The whales surfaced repeatedly near the > boat, and had at least 6 Dall's feeding in close conjunction. At least one > photographer on board obtained good shots of the fluke undersides, we hope