PORT O’CONNOR PELAGIC TRIP REPORT I – June 29, 1996

Aboard   the Chip XI
Report Transcribed from   1997 Texas Deepwater Pelagic Trips NewsletterCopyrighted   By: Dwight Peake and Mark Elwonger

Trips   from Port O’Connor provided additional verification that Band-rumped   Storm-Petrels and Bridled and Sooty Terns are in fact regular in Summer and   fall over deep water off Texas shores.

Sperm  Whales nearly stole the show on two of our three trips in 1996. In June   participants were treated to good views of a rafting cow and calf.

Species   Seen:

Audubon’s   Shearwater – x

Leach’s   Storm-Petrel – 1

Band-rumped   Storm-Petrel – x

Magnificent   Frigatebird – 4

Bridled   Tern – x

Sooty   Tern – x

OCEANOGRAPHIC CONDITIONS: June 29, 1995

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