July 27, 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
Sperm Whales nearly stole the show on two of our three trips in 1996. In July participants were treated to good views of a rafting cow and calf and members of a pod were breaching completely out of the water.
The July trip afforded looks at dozens of Sooty Terns with a few Bridled Terns, a half-dozen Band-rumped Storm Petrels a couple of Cory’s and Audubon’s Shearwaters, and a Masked Booby.
FINAL TRIP LIST :
TOTAL PELAGIC SPECIES – 6
TOTAL PELAGIC SEABIRDS – 84
Cory’s Shearwater – 2
Audubon’s Shearwater – 2
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel – 7
Masked Booby – 1
Bridled Tern – 11
Sooty Tern – 61
MARINE MAMMAL Sp:
Map of the trip track is unavailable.
OCEANOGRAPHIC AND WEATHER CONDITIONS:
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