June 29, 1996; Port O’Connor; TRIP REPORT
Aboard the Chip XI
Report Transcribed from 1997 Texas Deepwater Pelagic Trips Newsletter
Copyrighted 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.
FINAL TRIP LIST :
TOTAL PELAGIC SPECIES – 6
Audubon’s Shearwater – x
Leach’s Storm-Petrel – 1
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel – x
Magnificent Frigatebird – 4
Bridled Tern – x
Sooty Tern – x
MARINE MAMMAL Sp:
Sperm Whales – 2
Map of the trip track is unavailable.
OCEANOGRAPHIC AND WEATHER CONDITIONS:
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