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Merimbula Pelagic Tour Reports

2018 Highlights

2018 was the first time we travelled off Merimbula into Victorian waters.

4th March 2018 - We left Meribula at 6:20hrs and headed off in a south, south easterly direction to the continental shelf and proceeded south along it. The weather conditions were breezy and the seas choppy to rough early. Swell 1 metre and then between 3 to 4 metres. We experienced sunny patches. Highlights were six species of Albatross including Wandering Albatross (Exulans), and Buller's Albatross. We also saw Pomarine Jaeger and Arctic Jaeger. The most significant sighting was of two Red-footed Boobies in NSW waters.

11 November 2018- The Skipper looked at the weather forecast and due to predicted rough conditions it was decided against travelling the distance to Victorian waters. The upside was we were able to enjoy some whale watching on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

We were able to do a shorter pelagic tour on the Sunday leaving Merimbula at 8:00hrs. The weather was sunny, wind from the north east, fairly calm with slight chop, swell to about 1 metre. Our course was 70 degrees and we headed out to a canyon off the coast of Tathra, NSW. This canyon was well over 1000 fathoms deep. We saw four Albatross species Providence Petrel and White-chinned Petrel. We also saw fifteen plus breaching Risso's dolphins

2018 Reports

Download Pelagic Trip Report for 4 March 2018 pelagic - here
Download Pelagic Trip Report for 11 November 2018 pelagic - here

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